The book is a collection of inter-related short stories revolving around the lives of 4 young doctors. The stories give the humanity side in the medical world. Each story reveals a bit more about the characters, and portrays some of the cases a doctor might have to work on.
I enjoyed reading this book very much!...Continua
It's pretty good, for the most part pretty well written, but I feel a bit ripped off by it. It's sort of a collection of stories, but they're about the same group of people, a group of doctors as they go from pre-med to doctors to wherever they end up, so you keep coming back to certain people. But I feel a bit ripped off because you only get glimpses of each one and I'd rather have just had one story, instead of snippets of several. And also I'm a little tired of the -here are several people and here are their stories and here are how they connect- thing.
And I feel a bit ripped off because Vincent Lam is more properly known as Dr. Vincent Lam, and congratulations to him for being both a doctor and now an accomplished, award-winning author, but unlike the Scotiabank Giller Prize jury I don't feel so much like this is a glimpse into the metaphoric but really and truly just a story about doctors and what they do. Maybe I didn't read closely enough - I am bad for that. Maybe there's a whole other -something- I could have gotten from this book if I hadn't read it like I'd watch a medical drama on tv, just wondering what'll happen next. I guess I'll have to read it again in 2 or 3 years to see about that....Continua