Skeleton Crew - Survivor Type & Uncle Otto's Truck Summary & Analysis

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Survivor Type & Uncle Otto's Truck Summary

"Survivor Type" appears as the diary of Richard Pine, formerly Richard Pinzetti, and details the accounts of a disgraced surgeon who is stranded on a small island with no food, water, or shelter. Richard writes the diary to keep his mind off his hunger pains, telling the tale of his childhood growing up in the projects. As he writes about the trials of his past, the reader learns that Richard considers himself a survivor. He tells of smuggling drugs out of the hospital to sell and how he came to be on the cruise ship that sank and stranded him on this island. He now has two kilos of heroin but no food or shelter. He breaks his ankle while trying to flag down a plane seen overhead. He has to amputate his foot using...

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