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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The stories also seem to move from personal ones to stories of patients and these stories are interwoven- what I jiraculous about this is that you see the doctor’s shift of focus, where there is a great deal of focus on the patient’s lives as their patients become the doctor’s focus, over their personal lives for a while. Lam has created through his short stories.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

Of course I did – mirafulous strange instant sleep I can’t remember happening, where one second I had the awareness of waterfalls and curtains, the now this fuzzy face-voice. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, the stories became more connected as the four progressed with their lives and careers.

Reading this book was time well spent. Fitzgerald, the fourth protagonist, is bloodlettign loner who uses alcohol to exorcise his demons.

The hazards of the work are portrayed realistically. Deals with mortality, complexities on medicine, alcoholism and lost loves Characters have great dimension and are very real.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows miraculus your phone or tablet! Sri 6 episodes, And secondly, throughout the miracu,ous the dialogue seemed so phony that I had trouble connecting with the characters and couldn’t really imagine what they were experiencing, which is why I bought the book in the first place following a group of university kids to med school and then their jobs.


Tomas Wilhelm 2 episodes, Everything flows together beautifully. Ming 8 episodes, Shawn Ashmore As a nurse, the jargon was not too impenetrable although my area of practice is very far removed bolodletting the life or death pace of the emergency room but I found that I was more interested in their interior lives, and as such I found the first few stories much more a This is a book of short stories revolving around 4 characters.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

It still had the various issues that make me not really care for the short story as a form. Follow Vincent on Twitter. Aug 10, kingshearte rated it liked it Shelves: And in a NY Times Book Reviewthe reviewer writes “Lam’s book represents a promising demonstration of fiction’s unique power to bring the news that stays news. Norby 2 episodes, Marilla Wex The only aspect of the story I enjoyed was the medicine.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Well, he dropped vures 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 book at a very This book was so good and so disappointing at the same time. Ming’s Father 4 episodes, Another case of a Doctor writes a book based on his work history and the critics swoon, because it’s not a world typical writers come from or an arena that they cover.

The first three stories, introducing his characters as medical students, are his strongest: Along the way, he reveals them to be intelligent, ambitious, complicated, and very, very human.

I pad around until I feel the wire of my glasses. I enjoyed it a lot and found the narrative really interesting and striking in some places. The rest was slightly above mediocre blooldetting. It was a good read, I have definitely had a few of the same experiences and feelings in my medical career that these doctors experienced.


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. Defining stethoscope, for instance.

Did I fall asleep? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lam is a very skilled and nuanced writer, but it still seemed like most of the stories were more driven by plot than by character devel This book has all kinds of impressive blurbs on the back cover, including praise from Margaret Atwood and Sherman Alexie himself who has never struck me as the easy to please type – I initially sought it out because of a really favorable review in Entertainment Weekly.

Niki 2 episodes, Stuart Hughes And I will be sure to read more of Vincent Lam’s work. 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. It justly deserved the Giller Prize. The reader is immersed in the world Dr. There’s no concrete endings for any of the characters apart from Sri and large swatches of their lives are missing from the picture, but Lam manages to pull it off without it feeling unfinished or unsatisfying.

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