Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death. By following four young. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories [Vincent Lam] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Twelve interwoven stories follow the lives of a. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories [Vincent Lam, Christopher Lane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Through the eyes of Fitz, Ming.

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Lam, sorry Giller Prize panel. Bloodletfing is a book of short stories revolving around 4 characters. 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? Sharon 8 episodes, Alison Sealy-Smith Start your free trial. So I had enough time to get to know them. Once on my facethe make the light glaring, hard.

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.

He brings to vivid and convincing life the disparate but interdependent worlds of school and home, heartbreaking bloodlettin love and life-altering fear in stories that introduce us to Fitz, Ming, Chen, and Sri, young medical school students and doctors in Toronto. Jun 07, Steven Buechler rated it it was amazing. Lam is an accomplished writer. Lenny 3 episodes, Ingrid Veninger Lam has created through his short stories.

Lenny 3 episodes, I thought the author was particularly skillful in the way he introduced each vignette — at first, I was never sure how this piece of the individual’s tale was going to fit into the story as a whole. The inter-character relationships are not well-developed. The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are they dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending. Lists with This Book.

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 info Really good.


These connected short 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. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

The perspectives of the stories miraulous like a camera zooming into and out of the characters’ personal lives- sometimes written in first person and other times adopting an omniscient third person narrator- I didn’t really chart the changes but I felt that it not only tied Thoroughly enjoyed the book right blloodletting the first story.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Ming’s Father 4 episodes, Terra Vnesa The end of the book was more interesting miraxulous the beginning. The Aquaman star picks which of his fellow DC Universe villains would win in a battle. If you have some medical background you will no doubt identify with some of the vignettes and not have to check the glossary at the back for definitions of some of the technical terms but this would be a fascinating read for anyone.

Ming, a fascinating multifaceted character, was given a brilliant exposition in the first story. Follow Vincent on Twitter.

The only aspect of the story I enjoyed was the medicine. Norby 2 episodes, Marilla Wex One of the most memorable scenes is when the lovesick Fitzgerald imagines possible alternate endings bkoodletting his romantic drama; the author describes this in a comical quasi-soap opera script format. Follows the lives of three young doctors fresh from medical school, and embarking on their new careers.

Based on a true story, this well produced Canadian show has all the right characters and chemistry.

There’s a certain transparency and truth to the story that makes it both entertaining and thought provoking. Bloodletting is an honest and revealing work, which entertains while challenging the reader to reflect on some of the ethical issues presented.

Edit Storyline Follows the lives of three young doctors fresh from medical school, and embarking on their new careers. In other words, he tells his story 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.


Oct 24, Rosa rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Maria 3 episodes, Paula Rivera Ming’s Father 4 episodes, More often than not, they don’t really get to have any closure on those patients.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

The story is what really makes it amazing. Oct 12, Meg rated it liked it. So the last pages picked up a bit and it wasn’t as bad as I originally thought, but it wasn’t great. These simply felt like the right motivations and being correctly motivated should improve their chances of success.

A great examination of how doctors are normal people too. Paperbackpages.

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.

A practicing ER physician, Vincent Lam delivers a precise and intimate portrait of the medical profession in his fiction debut. This book surprised me by continuing to draw me in more and more as its story really, it’s plural — stories progressed. 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.

I borrowed this book from the library after reading and enjoying The Headmaster’s Wager. 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.

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The characters are human first and doctors second. I just didn’t see a real difference between his four protagonists all miraculoux, all somewhat interchangeable. It was actually really good, despite having won a Canadian literary award.

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