The Children's Hospital

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McSweeney's Publishing, 2006 - Fiction - 615 pages
307 Reviews
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this dude is a hard-working writer. - Goodreads
The plot goes nowhere and the ending falls flat. - Goodreads
the pace of this book is very interesting. - Goodreads
The ending was unsatisfying, but I expected that. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Aidan Watson-Morris - Goodreads

the story & its supports (& some of the writing) are weak weak weak, but i kinda dig the 600 page ambition for what is essentially a fable. might enjoy allegory more if other authors were willing to dive in like that. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

It's hard to know what to say here: I have a distinctly personal relationship with this novel. I want a copy issued to every American, but I don't think I want to talk to anyone else about it ... Read full review

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CHRIS ADRIAN is the author of Gob' s Grief, The Children' s Hospital and A Better Angel, which was selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. Adrian, a fellow in pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of California and a Ph.D. student at Harvard Divinity School, was also selected as one of The New Yorker' s " 20 Under 40" to watch.

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