Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review for Between Medicine and the Innerworld Part 1 by Peter Edwards

David likes to solve riddles. Life is the biggest riddle of all. How did people come into existence, how are they alive at all…and what is the point of him walking into the hospital for his first day as an intern for his long sought after job as a doctor, if he could die at any moment—just disappear. He does walk in, however, along with his questions and doubts, into the glorious Glendale Hospital—recently rumored to be experiencing a questionably higher than normal death rate. Unfortunately, the splendor of the first impression appearance of Glendale doesn’t rub off on David’s miserable one with Dr. Williams; the doctor he’s assigned as an intern for. Williams is complex, he’s revered by the fellow hospital patrons, and when David isn’t trying to unpuzzle him, he realizes he’s being taught important lessons. That he needs to love what he does or quit, is one of them. That one of the first files he’s handed, Lucy, isn’t just an assignment, she’s a patient. After being assigned to reveal horrific news about his new patient Lucy to her mother, who turns out to be a childhood friend, he walks solo towards her room, with thoughts of being infinite, yet fragile.

I just finished reading this one and it is rather short. But it's the beginning of a series that already has me wondering what exactly will happen next to those in the story? Who is the girl in scrubs? Will Lucy make it? Is there a treatment for her? So many things to wonder about! And this small existential crisis makes it even more interesting. One would think it strange for a doctor-in-training to have such a problem. To me they normally seem very grounded. At the same time, if it were me in a situation like this then I might feel the same way. Very captivating read!
4 out of 5 stars!



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