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Lippencott's Illustrated Reviews are pretty good, especially if you like pictures and charts. I have also been using "Basic Medical Biochemistry, A Clinical Approach" by Marks. The names of the "patients" are a little hokey (Al Martini, who has a drinking problem, Cora Nari, with heart problems . . .) but I think the explanations are well written.
I agree that harpers is useless. It is great for an indepth look at biochemistry but for typical medical school knowledge, its too indepth and not very well written IMO. Lippincott's is by far a better biochem text