I really liked the first chapter and how it set the pace for the novel. I worked at a trauma hospital, years ago, and I love it when authors get the energy right. And the description of Villanueva made him my automatic favorite.
I will admit, I didn't see Jamie in the part of Ty. At first I thought of Matt Bomer, then thinking, no he's too young then I thought of Rob Lowe and that stuck. . . until I saw the cast photo. THEN I saw it. I got a thing about the "love triangle involving a married person"-story and I never like the characters involved, so I am waiting to see if the writing gets me beyond that. Now, I would watch Jamie read the sea reports for an hour a week, so this isn't going to stop me from watching or appreciating the fact his eyes match the scrubs! I keep going back to the Rob Lowe image in my head though, and now I can't un-see it.
I like how all the doctors are presented in a two-dimensional way, not just these super brilliant healers but also complicated people. I'm going to be alone on this but I like Dr. Park. I have worked with this personality type so many times, I like how the root of his infuriating personality is this need. It's not so much that I like the character, but like the honesty used to portray him. The bit about the kids -- I knew kids who grew up in that kind of household. It felt true.
I generally like that all the characters felt real. Maybe it's just that I'm reading the third Game of Thrones book at the same or maybe it was my experience at the trauma hospital, with each chapter I thought, "I know someone like this" I know someone who couldn't pass her boards for 8 years; I know a doctor that screwed up so many times that he was fired from a hospital, and I remember meeting "Dr Sexy" after hearing about how good looking he was for weeks. But I think even if I didn't have those experiences, the characters have an authenticity that I really like.
I can't wait to see where it goes.
Edited at 2012-04-03 06:40 am (UTC)