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The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell
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Dec 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from December 29, 2010 to January 06, 2011

I'm torn on my rating here. On one hand, the book was solidly written. Beautiful prose, excellent "readability," grand adventure, and a fascinating set of backdrops over which the story was imposed.

On the other hand, the characters were so flawed that I found it almost impossible to root for any of them. This makes them realistic, but it also ensured that when I finished the book, I felt somewhat unsatisfied. Further, there was a huge revelation near the end of the story - readers will know what I mean - that the Erika character barely considered. It was an, "oh, alright, that's not cool, back to my ambition," reaction, and I found that to be the least believable point in the story.

I gave it four stars because it was incredibly thought-provoking, in addition to everything I said in the first paragraph. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this author's future works.
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