Julia C. Lewis
the patient routine: A Review
227 pages, ebook
Ashton is dying... or so they think. A new lump has formed behind their ear, and this time they are sure that it's fatal. Returning to the hospital they frequently visit, Ashton takes a seat in the familiar waiting room, but this time something is different: Another patient takes up all the attention.
Hall's prose is foreboding and mysterious, placing the reader right in the hospital next to Ashton. Keeping the protagonist's internal monologue ever coming, soon the reader's and Ashton's thoughts merge and reality becomes a distant memory. This story is a surreal ride from the beginning and I loved every second of it.
It is a wonderful and shocking tale of self-acceptance.
"i felt so much better. i stood up for myself." -Quote from The Patient Routine.