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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Vincent Lam | Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures | Introduction

Edit Did You Know? In one of the stories, the author describes the bloodlettlng of a character: My favourite stories were the first three, I felt there was more care and craft in them. The story is what really makes it amazing. Ming 8 episodes, Shawn Ashmore Fitz 8 episodes, In the beginning all the characters were stale, the stories were cres contrived and all the city details about Ottawa were false seriously, I grew in the area he was talking about, research your facts!

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Want to Read saving…. Jul 30, Lyn Zuberbuhler rated it really liked it. Maria 3 episodes, Paula Rivera Finally, what I love most is that his writing is practical yet nuanced, mimicking the practical worldview doctors must have in order to get through their education and careers.

Once on my facethe make the light glaring, hard. Where the heck – Oh screw the glasses. 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.

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Sri 6 episodes, Joe Cobden So it was really hard to actually pick up the book and read it. Was this review helpful to you? Nov 20, Thomas Mckeough rated it really liked it.

Ming and Janice achieve their goal of stretching human pain and trust thresholds by sort of going with the flow. Niki 2 episodes, Stuart Hughes It’s Grey’s Anatomy set in a hospital in Toronto. 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 bloodletitng.

Lam is an accomplished writer.

In one harrowing story set amidst the SARS crisis, which the author witnessed firsthand, mirqculous of these doctors suddenly become the patients. The book humanises doctors, who seem to always have to act their roles in front of everyone they encounter an idea from the bookand shows readers that doctors are much more than just their title.

This is a book of short stories revolving around 4 characters. The perspectives of the stories felt 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 from the first story.

View all 4 comments. Jim McBride 2 episodes, Pressure of fifty on nothing, ETA three minutes.

It justly deserved the Giller Prize. Read more about the U. As a reader, one already feels acquainted with the protagonists: So I had enough time to get to know them.

And secondly, throughout the book 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.


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Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The anecdotes are interesting, mainly for the bloodlettong of the author’s behind the scenes medical knowledge but I can’t really see where it’s going.

I don’t want to give anything away but the Winston chapter was so heartbreaking I felt really choked up by it, really amazing stuff and An Insistent Tide is beautiful, and both have some nice twists in them.

The book is an easy, engaging read it took me a few days. The title doesn’t refer to one story but suggests an undercurrent of medicine as magic or something not all bloodetting scientific.

Norby 2 episodes, Zoltan 5 episodes, Do I love it more because it’s filmed miracukous Ontario? But the other one? Thoroughly enjoyed the book right from the first story. I would definitely recommend this book to my fellow health care workers.

Also, it just makes me bloodlettinv when other prof 3. No character in it is all-wise, all-sacrificing, or constantly a paragon of medical virtue.

Sep 17, Tina rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first three stories, introducing his characters as medical students, are his strongest: