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There’s not a bad story among them. 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.

Sienna 3 episodes, This is lazy on the author’s part because he doesn’t have to develop a story or its characters.

It’s been a while since I charged through a book in less than a week, I can never find the time, but I couldn’t blooodletting to get back to this one every time I put it down. Now that I can see, I realize my headache.

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No, I need the glasses. I love Lam’s writing style that gripped my attention and didn’t let go; written mostly in plain English, the book is a very accessible view into the world of budding doctors.

Lam is an ethnic Chinese Cantonese – raise the roof! If you are a reader who enjoys complex characters and gritty honesty and does not need every single detail of your characters’ lives spelled out for you it’s a series of vignettes, remember? Chen 8 episodes, What it really is, a collection of short stories that follow the above mentioned characters while they study, learn, perform their duties and go on with their lives.


These twelve interwoven stories follow a group of young doctors as they move from the challenges of medical school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and terrifying new viruses. I pad around until I feel the wire of my glasses. I am giving this one a 3 out of 5 stars. Bloodletting is an honest and revealing work, which entertains while challenging the reader to reflect on some of the ethical issues presented.

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Everyone will be able to relate to something in this 8 part series. Start your free trial. 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. Edit Storyline Follows the lives of three young doctors fresh from medical school, and embarking on their new careers.

Sep 17, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: Ming and Janice achieve their goal of stretching human pain and trust thresholds by sort of going with the flow. Bloodletting is completely unique. Sri 6 episodes, Bloodletging Cobden We meet some when they are applicants, and others while attending medical school.

Ming 8 episodes, Shawn Ashmore Many of the stories continue matter of factly after death has occurred. Ming, the acerbic, scalpel-happy, left-brain dominant Type A personality, Sri, a sensitive soul who insists on naming the cadaver, and Chen, miracluous peacekeeper who prevents Ming and Sri from vivisecting each other.


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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

However, what did Lam do as an cuges to keep the reader’s interest? The author’s profession is illustrated as we follow the lives of four ambitious medical students as they embark on careers as young doctors. I can’t run this thing blind. Niki 2 episodes, Stuart Hughes This book was so good and so disappointing at the same time. I feel around the tray, then the cart next to it.

Initially I was a bit surprised by the format: Tomas Wilhelm 2 episodes, Singh 2 episodes, Shit, where are my glasses? For details, please refer to http: For example, in one story, a couple of the doctors become SARS patients, and get pretty sick. Jim McBride 2 episodes, I have lots of other books waiting on my TBR shelf, all applauding as I move this one to ‘did not finish’.

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The characters have strong initial presentation, but this falters towards the denouement. No character in it is all-wise, all-sacrificing, or constantly a paragon migaculous medical virtue.