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[Epub] ➤ Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories ➥ Vincent Lam –

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: StoriesNow In Paperback Twelve Interwoven Stories Follow Four Young And Ambitious Doctors As They Move From The Challenges Of Medical School To The Intense World Of Emergency Rooms, Evacuation Missions, And Terrifying New Viruses They Fall In Love As They Study For Their Exams, Face Moral Dilemmas As They Split Open Cadavers, Confront Police Who Rough Up Their Patients, And Treat Schizophrenics With Pathologies Similar To Their Own Winner Of The Prestigious Giller Prize, Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures Marks The Arrival Of A Deeply Humane And Preternaturally Gifted Writer.

[Epub] ➤ Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories ➥ Vincent Lam –
  • Paperback
  • 353 pages
  • Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories
  • Vincent Lam
  • English
  • 15 April 2017
  • 9780007263813

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ➤ Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories ➥ Vincent Lam –

  1. says:

    3.5 I m really really surprised this won the Giller Prize Another case of a Doctor writes a book based on his work history and the critics swoon, because it s not a world typical writers come from or an arena that they cover A novelty act, almost Some stories are interesting, but again, I would add it s not because of the writing per se which is readable but plain, not spare plain, just plain plain , as much as the backstage peek at a Dr s life Also, it just makes me mad when other professions think they can be a writer anyone can be a writer, stupid and then includes a faintly insulting Glossary of medical terms at the back Defining stethoscope, for instance I think readers even not genius doctor writers like yourself si...

  2. says:

    This is an extremely interesting book, especially if you are acquainted with anyone who has endured the appallingly stressful rigors of medical school and lived to tell about it Written by an author who has done just that, this book is a work of fiction that interweaves the stories of several aspiring young doctors and follows them through their professional lives Along the way, he reveals them to be intelligent, ambitious, complicated, and very, very human In other words, he tells his story like it often is, and not like we would wish it to be CAUTION If you were once a fan of Marcus Welby, M.D that was a TV show, for those of you too young to remember you will HATE this book No character in it is all wise, all sacrificing, or constantly a paragon of medical virtue They are, instead, human, and therefore behave both wisely and stupidly, kindly and selfishly just as we all do, if we are honest enough to admit it If you choose to read this book, be sure to give it time to really grow on you Usually when I read a book, I know within the first 50 100 pages what rating I am likely to give it by the time I m finished Though, for any authors out there reading this, note that I DO continue to keep an open mind This book surprised me by continuing to draw me in and as its story really, it s plural stories progressed I thought the author was particularly s...

  3. says:

    So the last 100 pages picked up a bit and it wasn t as bad as I originally thought, but it wasn t great The last two stories were really good concepts doctors and nurses sick during the SARS epidemic, and what it feels like to really work an overnight ER shift but I m still not a fan of the style of writing I think his best literary choice was to leave Ming and her stupid relationship problems out of the second half of the book I have two big problems with this book In the beginning all the characters were stale, the stories were completely contrived and all the city details about Ottawa were false seriously, I grew in the area he was talking about, research your facts So it was really hard to actually pick up the book and read it And secondly, throughout the book the dialogue seemed so phony that I had trouble connecting with the cha...

  4. says:

    This book has all kinds of impressive blurbs on the back cover, including praise from Margaret Atwood and Sherman Alexie himself who has never struck me as the easy to please type I initially sought it out because of a really favorable review in Entertainment Weekly Maybe all the hoopla led me to expect too much, but I just didn t see what the big deal was Lam is a very skilled and nuanced writer, but it still seemed like most of the stories were driven by plot than by character development, so that in the end it wasn t that much different from watching one of the better episodes of ER I think people find Lam s perspective engaging because you really get a sense that doctors are human beings with real flaws like the rest of us the author is an actual ER doctor at a hospital in Toronto they lose their tempers, get their hearts broken, sometimes feel completely powerless, etc I just didn t see a real difference between his...

  5. says:

    This book was so good and so disappointing at the same time The first 100 pages of this intertwined short story collection knocked my socks off The way that Lam introduced these characters and their situations and lives was incredible However, what did Lam do as an author to keep the reader s interest Well, he dropped a ton of potential storylines in order to go completely episodic and only decides to go back to the plots introduced at the beginning in the last 60 pages of the book at a very fast pace Besides the first three stories and the story Contract Tracing which was the only story past page 100 that I LOVED, these stories weren t very good I was stunned at first to see this book at a 3.47 average rating on Goodreads I was loving it so much at the time that I was confused on why it had such a poor average rating out of 7,000 ratings After finishing the book, I can DEFINITELY see why It did rebound a...

  6. says:

    a vaut vraiment la peine de lire cet accueil de nouvelles qui raconte des pisodes dans les vies de quatre de jeunes m decins pendant leurs ann es l universit et les d buts de leurs carri res.On le lit surtout parce que l auteur qui est m decin urgentologue donne un aper u d une caste sociale que l on voit normalement de l ext rieur Si l on ne croit pas que les docteurs ne constituent pas un groupe particulier l int r t de ce livre sera beaucoup moindre.On devra lire Bloodletting and Other Miraculous Cur...

  7. says:

    Really good I enjoyed it a lot and found the narrative really interesting and striking in some places It s a series of short stories basically, each one has one or two of the main characters in and follows a loose timeline from the start of their careers and as they get older and experienced It s got a nice flow to it and Lam doesn t feel the need to smack you in the face with exposition every time the narrative jumps a few months or years, you can fill in the blanks nicely from the information he does give you Out of all of them my favourite chapter...

  8. says:

    The story is told via vignettes that feature the various medical students introduced at the beginning of the book This is lazy on the author s part because he doesn t have to develop a story or its characters He merely places them in situations, lets them do their doctor thing, and moves on The writing itself is pl...

  9. says:

    Boring.Sorry Mr Lam, sorry Giller Prize panel I tried hard to like this, pushing through all the way to page 150, but I realized I don t really care what happens to these two dimensional characters, or whether a theme suddenly pops into view The anecdotes are interesting, mainly for the inclusion of the aut...

  10. says:

    A great examination of how doctors are normal people too I just wish I had known about the Glossary of terms in the back of the book when I had started reading it.Page 3245 25 Suddenly awake Dr Chen A face, a curtain pulled aside, I can t see who Unnhh Dr Chen Yeah I m awake A panic, a heart pounding proclamation, I m awake Did I say that twice I m not sure what I said and what I dreamt Brady at thirty Pressure of fifty on nothing, ETA three minutes The voice I think it s a nurse Where re my glasses Did I fall asleep Of course I did that strange instant sleep I can t remember happening, where one second I had the awareness of waterfalls and curtains, the now this fuzzy face voice Shit, where are my glasses Brady at thirty Probably new heart block Stumble into shoes My feet night swollen, I stuff my wallet, my Palm Pilot into pockets The nausea Where the heck Oh screw the glasses No, I need the glasses I can t run this thing blind.Sick feeli...

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