This book is very repetitive Heal me No, I don t want to Fuck off Come on, heal me please No Eat a dick But but I ve got shit tons of money Fine, give it to me Now, kindly fuck off This book is about a healing guru who is hiding out in the country on an old farm He has no interest in practicing medicine any, because he was discredited many years ago He used to heal people for ridiculous amounts of money He d literally require his clients to give him half of their n This book is very repetitive Heal me No, I don t want to Fuck off Come on, heal me please No Eat a dick But but I ve got shit tons of money Fine, give it to me Now, kindly fuck off This book is about a healing guru who is hiding out in the country on an old farm He has no interest in practicing medicine any, because he was discredited many years ago He used to heal people for ridiculous amounts of money He d literally require his clients to give him half of their net worth.Of course, this screams SCAM ARTIST But this stupid cunt, Erica, thinks he s the real deal She s dying of cancer, and has plenty of money, and is happy to part with half of it, if this fucking hippy can actually cure her So she seeks him out, and finds his farm only to be told ever so kindly to fuck off.Because the healer doesn t want to have anything to do with healing any He s done with that shit It got him in so much trouble in the past that he s not even the slightest bit interested in healing just oneperson But Erica is a persistent little cunt.She argues with The Healer over and over, assuring him that she wouldn t possibly tell anyone about his magical healing powers No, she wouldn t do that, no way And she s some powerful ad exec who doesn t take no for an answer, so she just keeps at it, until he finally caves Fine, he says Give me all your money Every last fucking penny Then maybe I ll treat you Until I ve got the cash, kindly fuck off So she gets the cash, and he does treat her, by injecting her with his magic jizz juice No, he doesn t actually fuck her That would have made the story muchinteresting He just injects her with his magic jizz with a needle Taking all the fun out of it Fucking bastard.But is his magic jizz really magic Or is it just a cleverly disguised saline solution Who s to say But he does cure her, and she goes on her merry way, broke as fuck.Then there s this whole conspiracy thing, about some drug company that wants to secure the rights to The Healer s magic jizz juice But of course, he wants no part of it So there are lawsuits and blackmail, and all sorts of sneaky business going on.Then Erica s cancer comes back Fucking great Now we get to do all this shit all over again Fuck me sideways So no, I didn t care for this book at all It had some interesting plot twists in the end, but it was too little too late.The entire time reading this, all I wanted was for someone to shoot that fucking twat Erica in her goddamn face Because that s really what she deserves Cancer is just too good for her The Healer is a most entertaining ride Don t peek because the ending will leave you astounded The characters are tangible as much as they are unique, the human emotion of loss, betrayal, despair and hope Erica Maria grows, suffers, heals, wins and fails as the reader is compelled to know it all.Christoph Fischer is such a masterful storyteller and he honors the intelligence of his readers with clever information as to make the ride believable A truly clever work of fiction, my reaction Can The Healer is a most entertaining ride Don t peek because the ending will leave you astounded The characters are tangible as much as they are unique, the human emotion of loss, betrayal, despair and hope Erica Maria grows, suffers, heals, wins and fails as the reader is compelled to know it all.Christoph Fischer is such a masterful storyteller and he honors the intelligence of his readers with clever information as to make the ride believable A truly clever work of fiction, my reaction Can I possibly find enough superlatives for this review Because I m a fairly prolific reader I stumble across quite a few gems on an annual basis The Healer is among those fortunate finds and is on my shortlist of favorite books read over the last few years Granted I m a sucker for a tale that interweaves the spiritual and metaphysical with the earthly and mundane, but even if I weren t, the excellent writing on display here would have sucked me in Our heroine, suffering from Stage 4 cancer, having exhausted all that traditional medicine can do f Because I m a fairly prolific reader I stumble across quite a few gems on an annual basis The Healer is among those fortunate finds and is on my shortlist of favorite books read over the last few years Granted I m a sucker for a tale that interweaves the spiritual and metaphysical with the earthly and mundane, but even if I weren t, the excellent writing on display here would have sucked me in Our heroine, suffering from Stage 4 cancer, having exhausted all that traditional medicine can do for her, finds herself at the mercy of a faith healer, a practitioner of alternative medicine, energy medicine and Qi Gong, Reiki, and muchBut his unique abilities go far beyond his adeptness with esoteric practices he has the gift as it were He presents as a guru type who is a lotthan mere hype, going from the well documented success stories working with people who were never suckers for New Age medicine Quite the opposite They were inclined like our heroine to be entirely skeptical and to have marched their way in and out of his care with an army of scientists to demonstrate that their incurable cancer had indeed been cured Sounds too good to be true, right Well, it kinda is The mysterious figure who she entrusts her life to is a complex, not exactly trustworthy figure He reminded me of the spiritual guide in the Carlos Castaneda books who can t be taken at face value, and who may be willing to teach and heal as much through treachery, menace, misuse of power, and whatever other entirely Machiavellian measures he deems necessary And he is a man of some ego, no shortage of moodiness And if there is something larger than life about him, there s also something all too painfully human about him, and not in a good way In short, I wouldn t want to have to trust my life to this guy He s quite scary And his actual motivations for getting involved with her therapy are never entirely clear Is he a noble ends justifies the means kind of guy, capable of thus rationalizing his totally unsavory tactics Or are his ends every bit as uninspiring as his means Only through reading the book and taking the heroine s journey with her can you come to truly know the answers to these questions And as you do just that, you experience the terror along with her, the emotional doubts and insecurities, the ups and downs, the kaleidoscope of emotions on display that is dealing with death and dying in a truly self transformative way a way that forces self transcendence to some degree, win, lose, or draw You begin to wonder early on if her anxiety attacks, the parade of misgivings and paranoid ideation are part of the intense healing of mind, body and spirit that can only be accomplished with total surrender to a spiritual master as legends tell us Or if they re simply entirely sane reactions to this bizarre healer and her fears are entirely justified I ve read quite a few books penned by spiritual masters, including an unusual Russian figure by the name of Gurdjieff, and P D Ouspensky, one of his disciples who wrote heavily about him Students accounts of Gurdjieff and what it was like to deal with the man and the healer were quite similar to what our heroine undergoes with her faith healer Does that mark him as the genuine article Or just another nut case, to whom she s just signed over all of her wealth and belongings Once again, you just have to take the journey to find out, and very possibly, in taking it with her, you ll bethan just fascinated, you ll undergo some healing, some transformation, and some self transcendence yourself Which I think is very much the point in a novel of this sort.One of the best in class books I ve ever read in this sub genre of spiritual fiction That also goes for books on people dealing with cancer and or some other terminal illness, and struggling with the self transformative process that implies So, needless to say, highly recommended This story revolves around Erica, a woman diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, and the man they call The Healer, whom she seeks out in a final attempt to save her own life The Healer works holistically with meditation, hands on healing, and with an elixir The story proceeds with Erica s quest for a cure, and gradually into a cat and mouse, hide and seek mission While Erica is being treated, The Healer is battling Big Pharma, who are seeking to destroy his reputation by blackmailing him This story revolves around Erica, a woman diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, and the man they call The Healer, whom she seeks out in a final attempt to save her own life The Healer works holistically with meditation, hands on healing, and with an elixir The story proceeds with Erica s quest for a cure, and gradually into a cat and mouse, hide and seek mission While Erica is being treated, The Healer is battling Big Pharma, who are seeking to destroy his reputation by blackmailing him for his elixir so they can capitalize on his cure He finds himself bargaining with the devil as his conscience has him worrying about the many people he, himself, can save The story contains cover up schemes, spying, and false documentation in medical records, all courtesy of the Big Pharma while trying to get their hands on the precious elixir Without giving away spoilers,the question remains in the reader s mind, Will this elixir be a great cure, or does it have any positive value without the administration of the healer This story will keep you eager to find out right until the very last sentence The Healer by Christoph Fischer is a compelling read I should say another compelling read by the author since I have loved all of his books This one is right up there in quality and entertainment value This book swept me off my feet from the first page I love the authors use of language and natural dialog I am a big fan and would read anything he wrote at this point.Mr Fischer s passion comes across in his writing as well as his attention to the human spirit He writes with his heart and m The Healer by Christoph Fischer is a compelling read I should say another compelling read by the author since I have loved all of his books This one is right up there in quality and entertainment value This book swept me off my feet from the first page I love the authors use of language and natural dialog I am a big fan and would read anything he wrote at this point.Mr Fischer s passion comes across in his writing as well as his attention to the human spirit He writes with his heart and moves me as a reader.The Healer is a powerful story, one with turn of events I didn t see coming As I read, the story kept on getting better and better Without giving away any secrets This story had my heart pumping and my mind racing Nothing better than a suspenseful dramatic escape I was hooked from the start of this intriguing mystery.Quote She eased gladly now into the inevitable and for the first time in her life enjoyed being ill There was something oddly therapeutic in her surrender, a rewarding sensation in becoming one with the disease and its effects She embraced it with all her might Whereas before she had tried to stop it and fight it, she now felt as if she was merely hanging on to the rails of a fast moving roller coaster ride, but was now one with its motion and content with wherever it might take her I have read several books by this author, enjoyed all of them but The Healer , by far, is my favorite In this novel, author Christoph Fischer, tackles a subject near and dear to my heart the medical profession and the impact of physician decision making on individuals particularly those with severe medical conditions and diseases In Fischer s novel, we meet Erica in the aftermath of a round of chemotherapy intended to treat her pancreatic cancer Readers learn very quickly that Erica is seek I have read several books by this author, enjoyed all of them but The Healer , by far, is my favorite In this novel, author Christoph Fischer, tackles a subject near and dear to my heart the medical profession and the impact of physician decision making on individuals particularly those with severe medical conditions and diseases In Fischer s novel, we meet Erica in the aftermath of a round of chemotherapy intended to treat her pancreatic cancer Readers learn very quickly that Erica is seeking the impossible healing We empathize with Erica knowing that she has one of the most painful and fatal forms of cancer While Erica s hair had not fallen out from the chemoit turned gray and made her look much older than she was People used to think of Erica as at least five years younger than she actually was, now people thought she was five years older She looked tiny and felt thin and weak Out of desperation and the advice of her assistant, Erica searches for a renown spiritual guru known for his non traditional unusual treatment protocols andimportantly for his fees She persuades recluse Arpan self re named Amesh to use his gift to heal her body in exchange for emptying her bank account Believing she s fully healed, Erica returns to her job basically broke but thankful for her life and ability to go forward.Without spoilers, the author convincingly creates a story line, over and above the medical treatment issues, that revolves around core concepts such as faith, trust, relationships, integrity andHe craftily develops the plot to allow for suspicion, anticipation and in the box conclusions While it could be easy for many readers to neatly make certain assumptions and form a simple conclusion, I was unable to do so Perhaps it is because of my familiarity and extreme sensitivity I must admit to many of the topics raised in this outstanding novel, I completed the book having a myriad of questions and thoughts I d love for the author to have a sequel to this book If he d already written it, I would purchase it today Congratulations Christoph Fischer on another great book Keep them coming When advertising executive Erica Whittaker is diagnosed with terminal cancer, western medicine fails her The only hope left for her to survive is controversial healer Arpan She locates the man whose touch could heal her but finds he has retired from the limelight and refuses to treat her Erica, consumed by stage four pancreatic cancer, is desperate and desperate people are no longer logical nor are they willing to take no for an answer Arpan has retired for good reasons, casting than the shadow of a doubt over his abilities So begins a journey that will challenge them both as the past threatens to catch up with him as much as with her Can he really heal her Can she trust him with her life And will they both achieve what they set out to do before running out of time SplendidI took a punt on a new author to me and I was delighted that I did This a book has an original plot that at the same time makes you feel like you already know the chief protagonists From the opening page you are immersed into the story and what a story I like to be drawn into a book but I need to be kept interested and I most certainly was No chance of spoilers from me, I would ruin the book for you if I did All I will say is that the story centres around Erika, who choses to seek a SplendidI took a punt on a new author to me and I was delighted that I did This a book has an original plot that at the same time makes you feel like you already know the chief protagonists From the opening page you are immersed into the story and what a story I like to be drawn into a book but I need to be kept interested and I most certainly was No chance of spoilers from me, I would ruin the book for you if I did All I will say is that the story centres around Erika, who choses to seek alternative treatment for her cancer The alternative treatment she seeks and the deceit, plot twists and intrigue that follows, just mount up I wanted to put the book away several times but kept going back for just onechapter You will love the flow of this book Perfectly paced for me, a well balanced study in character I have become a Christoph Fischer fan today If you are the sort of person who is afraid to take a risk with a new author, you need not worry, you are in safe hands Pick this book up and look for his next one Erica has cancer When Western medicine fails to cure her, she resolves to somebody her rational mind would ve never allowed if it weren t that her own life is at stake desperate to get rid of her cancer, Erica hunts down a retired healer, Arpan As she undergoes his new, alternative treatment something completely different from the chemio and other therapies she has gone through before Erica struggles to understand who Arpan really is and what secrets he is hiding from her In the end, Erica has cancer When Western medicine fails to cure her, she resolves to somebody her rational mind would ve never allowed if it weren t that her own life is at stake desperate to get rid of her cancer, Erica hunts down a retired healer, Arpan As she undergoes his new, alternative treatment something completely different from the chemio and other therapies she has gone through before Erica struggles to understand who Arpan really is and what secrets he is hiding from her In the end, Erica will have to heal from a lotthan just cancer Reminiscent of Paul Coelho s the Alchemist, The Healer is a beautiful tale about not just healing but also self discovery and second chances The plot has its fair share of twists and dark secrets that need to come to light, besides true gems of wisdom Christoph Fischer has done it again, he wrote a book I could not put down This one is yet again a totally different subject and style He is a very versatile writer and I am looking forward to find out what he will do next The plot is intriguing, surprising and the twist at the end is something I certainly did not expect I do not like to give anything away from the synopsis you do know that the main Character Erica seeks the help of a controversial healer to free her from the cancer which is Christoph Fischer has done it again, he wrote a book I could not put down This one is yet again a totally different subject and style He is a very versatile writer and I am looking forward to find out what he will do next The plot is intriguing, surprising and the twist at the end is something I certainly did not expect I do not like to give anything away from the synopsis you do know that the main Character Erica seeks the help of a controversial healer to free her from the cancer which is slowly eating her up from the inside Will his treatment work Will she survive No, I will not say anythan this I highly recommend you read this books and come to think of it, also read Christoph Fischer s other titles His books should be on everybody s Bookshelf