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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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I admit, I was dreading starting this book, I was afraid that it would blooodletting dull and I would struggle to read it. 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.

It did rebound a little bloodlettlng at the end when things started to wrap up, but the middle chunk and the last story itself were incredibly poor.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Just be prepared to be shocked. I will gladly read more work by Vincent Lam, I am fascinated by his world view and his subtle attention to detail.

I enjoyed it a lot and found the narrative really interesting and striking in some places. I can’t run this thing blind. Mar 15, Kyla miraulous it liked it. Yes No Report this. In other words, he tells his story like it often is, and not like we would wish it to be. I was frustrated by a lack of a cohesive or redemptive theme, by the unsatisfying conclusions of some stories, and by certain dark story lines.

I bought it during my brief phase where I was convinced I wanted to go into the medical field before remembering that I’m terrified of all bodily fluids and hate peoplecurrs once that phase had passed, never got around to reading it. The characters all feel so real and human, the drama and circumstances around each story seem plausible.


Other stories did not get that depth for me Anesthesia is unavailable as the fetal heart rate drops.

Aug 10, kingshearte rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting read but overall fairly depressing and I felt like there were some stories left unfinished at the end. What it really is, a collection of short stories that follow the above mentioned characters while they study, blopdletting, perform their duties and go on with their lives.

Sep 17, Graham Wilhauk rated it liked it Shelves: Manolas 2 episodes, Deals with mortality, complexities on medicine, alcoholism and lost loves Characters have great dimension and are very real. Zoltan 5 episodes, I am giving this one a 3 out of 5 stars. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Jan 26, Neil Mudde rated it liked it. On one hand, that’s kind of a neat device in a medical kind of context, because doctors send patients on their way, either home or to another doctor, all the time.

To view it, click here. Singh 2 episodes, Michael Mando The dark humour, the questioning of their acting, the clear hopelessness of certain cases that they still have to attend to, the moral questions, the problem with caring too much, the imminent death that people seem to think that doctors are immune to – the alcoholic heartbroken doctor, the doctors who died, the doctors who got married: Lam paints a realistic picture of the challenges these young doctors face and highlights their human side.

Does he make it? It still had the various issues that make me not really care for the short story as a form.

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View all 3 comments. 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. The author’s profession is illustrated as we follow the lives of four ambitious medical students as they embark on careers as young doctors.


There’s a certain transparency and truth to the story that makes it both entertaining and thought provoking. 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 & Miraculous Cures

Lam can accelerate a story to a heart-pounding blur of events and slow it bloodpetting to reveal the intimate details of an everyday medical event. I am amazed at times that there are people in this world as is in Dr Lam. Norby 2 episodes, Want to Read saving….

There is some lovely use of language, an engaging ability to write “in the moment”, ie the focus on the small details of setting when an emotionally charged moment is taking place.

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. Lists with This Book. Others were not genuine, they agreed, and transparently wanted to become doctors for money and prestige.

Tomas Wilhelm 2 episodes, The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are they dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending.

Ming and Janice achieve their goal of stretching human pain and trust thresholds by sort of going with the flow. So the blooletting here is that if, like me, you don’t really care for short stories, you’ll probably think these are pretty darn good anyway.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

Jul 07, Colleen Earle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ming’s Father 4 episodes, This is a book of short stories revolving around 4 characters. Edit Did You Know? I disliked almost all of the The “story” is chres via vignettes that feature the various medical students introduced at the beginning of the book.