Monday, December 31, 2007

BOOK: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Giller Prize Winner 2006
Ontario book for the Canadian Book Challenge
Not so much a novel as a collection of stories, connected by four medical students / interns in Toronto. The stories are connected enough not to be stand alones, and reminded me of an ER episode, with different doctors and different medical emergencies. I read this fairly quickly and enjoyed the progression of the main characters. Lam is an emergency room doctor and it was interesting to read the stories from that perspective. I didn't recognize this as prize winning novel caliber, but it was enjoyable enough.

1 comment:

John Mutford said...

I often feel that way. Good, but not prize-winning good. Felt that way about "A Complicated Kindness" too.