Looking Back... In an effort to transfer my book journal entries over to this blog, I'm going to attempt to post (in chronological order) an entry every Friday. I may or may not add extra commentary to what I jotted down in these journals.
December 11, 2020
Looking Back - The Law of Similars
2000 Vintage (first published in 1998)
Read in January 2000
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
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 beginning to realize that he has fallen in love with her. As love and legal obligations collide, Leland comes face-to-face with an ethical dilemma of enormous proportions. Graceful, intelligent, and suspenseful, The Law of Similars is a powerful examination of the links between hope and hubris, love and deception.
My Original Thoughts (2000):
Good book! Much like Midwives in that it was thought-provoking and a page-turner, although the characters were somewhat flat.
My Current Thoughts:
I've read several other books by Bohjalian (Midwives, Trans-Sister Radio, Skeletons at the Feast, and The Guest Room), but there are still quite a few in his backlist that I haven't gotten around to. I'd like to see the film of his latest novel (The Flight Attendant), but I think I'll wait until I've had a chance to read the book first.