San Francisco Chronicle // The Children’s Hospital by Chris Adrian

From the SF Chronicle:

In his sprawling, epic novel “The Children’s Hospital,” Chris Adrian has created a complex deluge myth for our own time. Adrian’s novel is derivative not only of those ancient myths but also of numerous, more contemporary pop-culture and literary texts. That is not meant as a complaint. On the contrary, the unique pastiche of the mythic and the popular makes this one of the most revelatory novels in recent memory — and one of the strangest.