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by Chris A. Bohjalian

Free eBook The Law of Similars download ISBN: 0609606298
Author: Chris A. Bohjalian
Publisher: Harmony Books (December 2000)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
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Rating: 4.2
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The Law of Similars is fast-paced and absorbing. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). The Law of Similars is fast-paced and absorbing. From the number one bestselling author of Midwives comes this riveting medical thriller about a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death. When one of homeopath Carissa Lake's patients falls into an allergy-induced coma, possibly due to her prescribed remedy, Leland Fowler's office starts investigating the case. But Leland is also one of Carissa's patients, and he is begining to realize that he has fallen in love with.

Some cure a variety of maladies. I don't want you to read into my choice something that isn't there. Impotence, I thought. She thinks I'm impotent. What if I promise not to look up the cure?". I want to schedule an appointment," she said, ignoring me. "I want you to come to my office for the remedy, and we can talk about it then. "The name of the remedy. "How's tonight?""It's Friday.

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Years ago, Chris Bohjalian and his wife traded their Brooklyn co-op for a century-old Victorian house in Lincoln, Vermont (population 975).

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. Years ago, Chris Bohjalian and his wife traded their Brooklyn co-op for a century-old Victorian house in Lincoln, Vermont (population 975). Bohjalian, a bestselling novelist, began chronicling life in that gloriously quirky little village with a wide vari.

The Law of Similars book. Chris Bohjalian's great talent is to bring his readers into the lives of ordinary people at the moment that those lives begin to unravel

The Law of Similars book. From the number one bestselling author of Midwives comes this. Chris Bohjalian's great talent is to bring his readers into the lives of ordinary people at the moment that those lives begin to unravel. With great compassion and suspense, he demonstrates the struggles that ensue. You embrace every character in their very human nature. In THE LAW OF SIMILARS he introduces you to yet another moral dilemma; alternative medicine, specifically, homeopathy. How much are we responsible for our own decisions for our health?

Chris Bohjalian graduated from Amherst College Summa Cum Laude . a complex plot and not enough of complex characterizations

Chris Bohjalian graduated from Amherst College Summa Cum Laude, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In 1998, Bohjalian wrote his fifth book, Midwives, a novel focusing on rural Vermont midwife Sibyl Danforth, who becomes embroiled in a legal battle after one of her patients died following an emergency Caesarean section. a complex plot and not enough of complex characterizations

From the number one bestselling author of Midwives comes this riveting medical thriller about a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death.

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Tholmeena
When I finished the book, I thought "what on earth led me to buy this?" This book was so close to being cool and interesting - but it was just a big miss, disjointed and meandering.

It wasn't until I started this review that I saw the author's name (which is definitely why I bought it in the first place) again.

The ideas of homeopathy, an obsessed and somewhat wack widower with a precocious kid, the theme of how guilt can literally make us sick and make poor decisions were all interesting but Bohjalian skirted the possibilities and played it safe ... No not safe, just Dumb dumb dumb. And sappy with an out of place, forced and overblown sex scene.

I am so irritated because I usually adore Bohjalian (this is the same guy who wrote Light in the Ruins??) and while reading, I was waiting for it to get better and finally I just skipped to the end to find out how the wussy, lame, unethical, stalker lump of a lead male character & his cardboard girlfriend (though again rich with potential never realized) got away with it - not even worth my time for that.

I am not usually so mean in reviews but when I feel betrayed by an author I know to be good, it is just plain maddening. Please don't waste my precious reading time.
Gri
One of the really nice things about being a reader of Bohjalian is that he always writes an excellent novel. I've read many of his books and although they often vary in theme and style, they are consistent in their excellence. This book was somewhat different than others in that he exhibits quite a sense of humor. His protagonist, LeylandFowler, tells the story in the first person in a self deprecating manner that is actually funny (unlike some authors who attempt humor unsuccessfully.) The story does develop into a serious one, which has been well described in other review so I will not repeat it. I was never quite sure whether Leland was really in love with Carissa or he really just needed to be. Her feelings were not certain to me either. Leland is a good man and what he did, although unethical and perhaps illegal, is understandable under the circumstances. Carissa's behavior is less sympathetic. The ending leaves possibility but not certainty, as with many of Bohjalian's books. Instead of the happily ever after, there is a conclusion with a direction that may follow, but not necessarily. That's much more like real life and what makes him such an insightful author.
Iriar
This is the third of Bohlaian's books I've read and I find him an easy and graceful storyteller. As always, the tale and characters drew me and held me rapt for the length of the book. I was particularly interested in his examination of culpability: legal, medical and moral. That I didn't rate it higher has mostly to do with discomfort over the protagonist's actions. As a lawyer and former prosecutor, I couldn't imagine anyone in my acquaintance so violating the legal canon of ethics. Nor can I imagine a committed and caring single parent traversing a path most likely to lead to disbarment or worse. While it might make for good storytelling, I couldn't empathize with Bohjalian's main character as we are meant to do. Haven't read Midwives yet and wonder if I will have similar issues with that book.
Still In Mind
I always love his books & he writes on such diverse topics, with a good knowledge of the topics. I am very involved in classical homeopathy, so this was of particular interest to me. I read it many years ago, when it first came out, but bought another copy to consider it as a book club recommendation.
SkroN
Not up to the usual level of his books
Main character acts like a teenager with his first girlfriend
I tired of reading his thoughts about Clarisa
None of the characters were very interesting
I have been spoiled by other books by this author
Usually very good
Nenayally
What an interesting work by one of Vermont's own.

This piece of writing brings the reader out if the traditional box of medicine and health care, to another avenue of treatment not always even thought of. What a wonderful way to place the idea, of healing health, hearts and minds on the table. Bravo!

It held me fast until the very last.... I loved it!
Uscavel
This is not a guy's boook. The opening is a real downer, which is probably they chose to start the sample pages on page 17. Wish I had read that first, but it was recommended to me by a woman friend. Women will probably love this book, but it takes forever for the author to get into his story, and he is probably the wimpiest guy that ever passed for a hero in modern literature.
If you're looking for hard-biting legal stuff, this is not it.
I was totally enthralled with the characters and storyline. Kind of hoping for a sequel! The main character, although endearing, keeps making bad choices. We all know people in our own lives that do that. So that character becomes very lifelike and believable.