Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

"Cutting for Stone" was such a mixed bag for me.  I loved the first 100 pages and the last 100 pages.  I couldn't read it fast enough.  However, the middle 400 pages, eh' not so much.  These 400 pages were so bogged down with minute details that the characters become lost in their own story.  Editing these details would have kept the flow at a much better pace and interest at a constant.

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.

Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

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