Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures invites us into a world where the ordinary becomes the critical in a matter of seconds. A formidable debut, it is a profound and. Dr. Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a collection of twelve short stories chronicling the lives of four physicians and the patients that they. Bloodletting and miraculous cures. Reviewed by Michael Lock, MD CCFP FRCPC. AUTHOR Vincent Lam, PUBLISHER Random House of Canada Ltd,

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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Lam paints a realistic picture of the challenges these young doctors face and highlights their human side. Please review our privacy policy. Norby 2 episodes, Marilla Wex Full Cast and Crew. Everyone will be able to relate to something in this 8 part series. Support Center Support Center. Although you do get some insight, in the context of whatever the current situation being painted is, you don’t really get to know the characters.

Jan 13, Lorri rated it it was amazing. So in that respect, I didn’t mind it.

This book was so good and so disappointing at the same time. STRENGTHS Cues and gripping collection of medical fiction; a page-turner that takes you from student days to medical evacuations to severe acute respiratory syndrome.

But that being said I felt as though the first half of the book was based primarily on random character relationships and background that actually had little to do with the overall story.

The way that Lam introduced these characters and their situations and lives was incredible. My favourite stories were the first three, I felt there was more care and craft in them. Jim McBride 2 episodes, Maria del Mar 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.


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This was enough and these sentiments felt easy and immune from questioning. Weinstein Books releases the short story collection in the United States. Maybe all the hoopla led me to expect too much, but I just didn’t see what the big deal was.

Sep 17, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: I am giving this one a 3 out of 5 stars.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

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 cure at a very fast pace.

The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are they dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending.

So the last pages picked up a bit and it wasn’t as bad as I originally thought, but it wasn’t great. The title doesn’t refer to one story but suggests an undercurrent of medicine as magic or something not all together scientific.

It did rebound a little bit at the end when things started to wrap up, but the middle chunk and the last story itself were incredibly poor. Reading this book was time well spent.

Anyway, I’m not saying that plot-driven books can’t be worthwhile, just that I’m a characterization gal, and this one didn’t convince me to switch parties. Shit, where are my glasses? The “story” is told via vignettes that feature the various medical students introduced at the beginning of the book. OB Nurse 2 episodes, View all 3 comments.


Oct 23, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: I admit, I was dreading starting this book, I was afraid that it would be dull and I would struggle to read it. Lam is an accomplished writer. Really fascinating novel Liked how it was connected short stories.

Bloodletting is completely unique. Heroic birth is the subject of my favorite story entitled “An Insistent Tide” in the collection. Jul 07, Colleen Earle rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading each short story. The author, Vincent Lam, is an bloodlething physician currently working in Toronto, Ont.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

I have curees of other books waiting on my TBR shelf, all applauding as I move this one to ‘did not finish’. Paperbackpages.

Lam, sorry Giller Prize panel. Oct 03, Czarny Pies rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 17, Graham Wilhauk rated it liked it Shelves: Edit Storyline Follows the lives of three young doctors fresh from medical school, and embarking on their new careers. 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, ratings. The writing itself is plain but plain-plain, not stylistically so and lacks any real sense of style or personality.