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Friday, March 2, 2012

The Evolution of Thomas Hall

The Evolution Of Thomas HallThe Evolution Of Thomas Hall by Kieth Merrill

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Thomas Hall is an extremely talented artist who is also very worldly and conceited. He is offered a job painting a mural for the children's wing of St. Marks Hospital. It is a job he doesn't want to take, but when his other projects fall apart he finds that he needs the work in the Healing Place, and not just for the money.

This is a touching story that focuses on the changes in (or evolution of) Thomas Hall. The story jumps around a bit in flashbacks, and at times is very verbose, but it is heart warming. I would have enjoyed it even more without the swearing and if it was more concise.