Title- Double on Call.
Author- John Green.
Publish date- 2013
(A brief) Synopsis:
A selection of short stories featuring a chaplain in a childrens hospital and a girl who appears to be living a very peculiar life. Made available as part of the P4A 2012.
What I thought:
It took me around eight or nine months to finally read this after I first bought it in 2012, and when I did I found it extremely interesting. It contains three short stories, all slightly different but with a similar vein running through each- a young chaplain working in a childrens hospital.
Each story had a layer of painful reality threaded through it, and the detached way the narrator witnessed and spoke of these horrible tragedies, almost in a time worn way, was a little discomforting.
Whilst I didn't like the stories, as such, and doubt I'd have gotten through any as an entire novel, I found myself really interested by the writing process, the changes that were made over each take. I appreciated seeing that, and it made me appreciate the stories more.
I certainly didn't love any of it, but it was jolly interesting and I think that made it well worth the read.