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The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian
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Mar 30, 07

bookshelves: read-2007, phenomenal
Recommended for: anyone
Read in March, 2007

This is one of the latest offerings from McSweeney's Rectangulars. It's gotten a lot of press from unexpected corners, even including Oprah's magazine. And it is all deserved--this book is sensational. The plot is dazzlingly original, the characters are compelling, and the voice is just fantastic. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time.

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I've just finished reading and crying both. What a stunning book. It is devastating without being angsty, lofty and epic-ish without being overblown... High, high art, and serious beauty. When was the last time I cried while reading? I really can't remember. Please read this book. It's almost unbearably great.
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Amanda This is been sitting expectantly on my shelf along with What is the What. I've heard nothing but good things about it. I'll let you know when I finish it!


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