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Deeply imaginative and always fascinating, this novel imagines a Noah's flood scenario in which a (wait for it)children's hospital becomes an ark. Preserved by angels for some unknown purpose, the colorful cast of characters include a medical student who receives strange healing powers; your typical roster of doctors, residents, fellows, nurses; and a colorful set of child patients. Did I mention angels, a vampire, a mysterious man who washes out of the sea? Wonderful, horrifying, and complex, this novel is a must for lovers of The Stand, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, or Cloud Atlas.

([personal profile] resonance42 , you especially)

Date: 2008-02-05 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] havenstone.livejournal.com
That sounds... wow. Right up my alley, certainly.

Date: 2008-02-05 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xse99.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'd be intersted to hear your take on the theology, which is pretty dark.

Date: 2008-02-05 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] resonance42.livejournal.com
Hmmm. Sounds interesting...

Date: 2008-02-06 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xse99.livejournal.com
First novel I've read that described 36-hour shifts in the PICU.

Date: 2008-02-06 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miriam1978.livejournal.com
I'm definitely checking this out. Sounds AMAZING!

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