Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tengo Sed - James Fleming
I read this book based on the recommendation of two women who generally share the same taste in books as I, but this time, not so much. The story takes place in one day in a trauma unit at a teaching hospital. I love dr. shows and I've read other novels set in medical facilities that I really liked, so perhaps it was because I was expecting something similar to other stories I'd read that I didn't enjoy this book. And I tried, I really did. The story seemed really disjointed to me, and I couldn't develop sympathy for any of the characters, really. I think that's the place it fell apart for me most. I never felt like I "got" the main character. Other people have called this a "brilliant work of literature", so perhaps I've been reading too much YA lit of late and need to get back into the saddle with some more hard core grown-up books, but whatever the case, I was disappointed by this novel, Tengo Sed. Have you read it? I'd like to hear your thoughts!