Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D.

Overview


“I look for zebras because other doctors have ruled out all the horses.” — Dr. Gregory House Medical students are taught that when they hear hoofbeats, they should think horses, not zebras, but Dr. House’s unique talent of diagnosing unusual illnesses has made House, M.D. one of the most popular and fascinating series on television. In Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D., Barbara Barnett, widely considered a leading House expert, takes fans deep into the heart of the show’s central character and ...
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Overview


“I look for zebras because other doctors have ruled out all the horses.” — Dr. Gregory House Medical students are taught that when they hear hoofbeats, they should think horses, not zebras, but Dr. House’s unique talent of diagnosing unusual illnesses has made House, M.D. one of the most popular and fascinating series on television. In Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D., Barbara Barnett, widely considered a leading House expert, takes fans deep into the heart of the show’s central character and his world, examining the way this medical Sherlock Holmes’s colleagues and patients reflect him and each other; how the music, settings, and even the humor enhance our understanding of the series’ narrative; what the show says about modern medicine, ethics, and religion; and much more. Complete with an episode-by-episode guide and numerous interviews with cast members, producers, and writers, Chasing Zebras is an intelligent look at one of television’s most popular shows.
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"In Barnett’s book, readers are brought in to an expert’s passionate view of the show and its characters."  —Buddy TV

"What this book really did for me, though, was teach me to better understand and appreciate good scriptwriting. Author Barnett, whose own writing I found impressive, explains how the stories and the characters are developed and presented. . . . I think anyone reading this book will become a smarter viewer, not only of this series, but of other dramas."  —Exclusive Magazine

Buddy TV
In Barnett's book, readers are brought in to an expert's passionate view of the show and its characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550229554
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 828,354
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Barnett writes the regular feature "Welcome to the End of the Thought Process: An Introspective Look at "House, M.D."" for "Blogcritics" online magazine, where she also serves as a television and film editor. She lives near Chicago.

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  • Posted September 2, 2010

    FOR FANS AND THOSE IN THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY

    While 'Chasing Zebras' by Barbara Barnett will give great reading pleasure to the fans of House MD it is likely to have a much wider readership throughout those involved in the television industry. The insightful analysis of plot character and performance and careful observation of detail provides understanding of the astonishing success of this idiosyncratic drama series. The author has not only written a compelling, entertaining and beautifully constructed book but also has the intellect to provide those working in the industry or studying television drama with added perception of character and plot development which can be applied to any series or one-off drama. This should be in the professional library of any producer, writer or media student and take pride of place on any fans coffee table.

    This book is a zebra not merely a horse.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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