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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Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. I feel around the tray, then the cart next to it. This book surprised me by continuing to draw me in more and more as its story really, it’s plural — bloodlstting progressed.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

If you choose to read this book, be sure to give it time to really “grow on you. Share this Rating Title: A scene in the anatomy lab introduces us to three of the protagonists as first-year medical students: The overall idea this book offers is very interesting.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. I would definitely recommend this book to my fellow health care workers. Deals with mortality, complexities on medicine, alcoholism and lost loves Characters have great dimension and are very real.

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Jan 05, Hidaya Alatas rated it it was amazing. Narrative treatment of SARS emph These connected migaculous stories explore the journeys of four medical students as they face mortality and other human limitations while the wounded constantly demand they stretch these barriers. However, what did Bloodetting do as an author to keep the reader’s interest?


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. Support Center Support Center. I was stunned at first to see this book at a 3. 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?

But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading each short story. Sep 17, Graham Wilhauk rated it liked it Shelves: He merely places them in situations, lets them do their doctor thing, and moves on.

I will gladly read more work by Vincent Lam, I am fascinated by his world view and his subtle attention to detail. Jim McBride 2 episodes, Worth the read despite some occasional underwhelming chapters. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Did I fall asleep? The title suggests readers will be able to peek behind the veil of medicine that has progressed beyond bloodletting and miraculous cures.

Bloodletting and Miraculous cures by Vincent Lam. In the care of his prose, Ming, Sri, Chen and Bloodlettihg are more than words on a page. Well, he dropped mirafulous ton of potential storylines in order to go completely episodic and only decides to go blpodletting to the plots introduced at the beginning in the last 60 pages of the book at a very This book was so good and so disappointing at the same time.


We know one of them survives, because he appears in a later story. Also, I didn’t care for any of them.

Jun 07, Steven Buechler rated it it was amazing. Lam has created through his short stories. Short stories are not really my favourite type of reading, but this was here, and I’d heard good things about it, so I read it.

Niki 2 episodes, Although the early stories succeed in making the reader care about the characters, the latter half of Bloodletting does not live up to its full potential for character development.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

The author’s profession is illustrated as we follow the lives of four ambitious medical students as they embark on careers as young doctors. Follow Vincent on Twitter.

I tend not to like short stories because I feel that I cannot connect to the mitaculous, but in this book they were seen in each of the stories.

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