The Prescription Errors

The Prescription Errors In Charles Demers s darkly comic debut novel Daniel an East Vancouver obsessive compulsive is forced to evaluate his self absorption against the trials and traumas of others As he tries to submerge h

  • Title: The Prescription Errors
  • Author: Charles Demers
  • ISBN: 9781897178867
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Charles Demers s darkly comic debut novel, Daniel an East Vancouver obsessive compulsive is forced to evaluate his self absorption against the trials and traumas of others As he tries to submerge himself in a solitary, Karl Marx inspired research project in the basement archives of the medical library, Daniel watches his family flounder at the centre of a free spIn Charles Demers s darkly comic debut novel, Daniel an East Vancouver obsessive compulsive is forced to evaluate his self absorption against the trials and traumas of others As he tries to submerge himself in a solitary, Karl Marx inspired research project in the basement archives of the medical library, Daniel watches his family flounder at the centre of a free speech fight for a children s book about a same sex relationship between turtles Whether you read this book for Demers s razor sharp prose he is a master of observation and a deft purveyor of contemporary vernacular or simply to be dazzled by one hell of a story, prepare yourself here s a brave new voice that is both fresh and brash.

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    1. It pains me to say this, because I know and like the author, but I think The Prescription Errors needed more editing. Rather, it didn’t work for me…something tonally wasn’t right, and I found some of the transitions and sentence structuring awkward. But the reviews online are all largely laudatory, so perhaps it’s just me. I think Demers has some very good ideas and some of his sociopolitical descriptions of Vancouver are spot on, but the transitions didn’t always work in my opinion an [...]

    2. Tis hard to explain my feelings towards this book. I just know that I came away half way through the novel feeling quite off kilter and with a deep connection to the character of Daniel. A book that left me thinking for days and a little disturbed until I was able to sort out my emotions towards similar events as the ones he had been through. A long time since a book affected me in such a way. A good read. Though I do admit I had to look up a few references to Canadian politics and Communist eve [...]

    3. When I picked up this book, I was anticipating an interesting, witty read with lots of clever humor. The Prescription Errors is all of those things, but it is also so cynical that it almost swerves into belligerence. I would really love to see what Charlie Demers does next, as he's a very talented writer. I only hope that he has doesn't have to be pissed off to write so well.

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