A Review of Alex Karev – A Book Review
A longtime resident at Grey Sloan Memorial, Alex Karev is one of the most recognizable physicians in the country. He is also the smartest of the smart. The secret that he has been keeping from his wife is that he is a sucker for the sexy.
If a woman is looking for a man with a brain and a body to boot, Alex is the way to go. Although he can be arrogant, he can also be very sweet on a good day. One of his best attributes is his self-assurance. After all, he knows that most nurses don’t like him.
As for his other strengths, Alex has an innate sense of humor. This quality helps him to deflect attention when the going gets tough. For instance, when the boss scolds him for not being a good team player, he takes it as an opportunity to flex his intellectual muscles. Moreover, he enjoys the social interaction that a working relationship offers.
In short, he’s a rockstar. His colleagues would have trouble matching his dedication to the job. That is, until a tunnel explosion lands him in the hospital’s ER. Thankfully, he gets out ok.
However, there is more to this story than meets the eye. To start with, he has to overcome some of his egotistical tendencies. He has to figure out a way to be more genuine. There are also a few obstacles to overcome, like the fact that he’s a bachelor and doesn’t see his girlfriend outside of work.
Nevertheless, the biggest obstacle is that he keeps his biggest secret to himself. Luckily, he’s been a good sport about it. He’s paired with other staff volunteers to help out in their own way. Of course, it’s not just the volunteers who appreciate his efforts.
In the end, though, Alex has to do the right thing. In order to maintain his reputation as an excellent team player, he needs to show his colleagues that he’s a worthy partner. Not to mention, he needs to keep his personal life out of the spotlight.
In the end, Alex has to come to terms with the fact that his sister is dead. It’s a hard pill to swallow. But a comprehensible miracle is on the way.
There are plenty of other things he’s got in his closet, too. When it comes to women, he’s not the only one who needs the sexless miracle.
The best part about Alex’s medical career is that he’s had the chance to see the world. For instance, he’s been a witness to the best and worst of Seattle. On the other hand, he’s had to deal with some pretty icky patients. Some of the most memorable experiences of his career have involved his own family. Hence, the long nights.
Fortunately, he’s able to get through this with a little help from his best friend, and a few close aides. And when all is said and done, he’ll have his own spin on the good and the bad.