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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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Jan 03, 11

Read from December 29 to 30, 2010

Meticulous is the first word that comes to mind re: this novel. The author has an intricate sense of detail, not just about the medical procedures etc, but about the feelings and emotions of his narrator character. Sometimes this meticulous attention to detail is a bit overwhelming, though it never seems extravagant. Overall, I think this is a love story on several levels: between the narrator's parents, between the narrator and a girl he grows up with, between the narrator and his twin brother, between the narrator's adoptive parents, between the narrator and medicine, between the narrator and his birth country.

Well-written and researched, "Cutting for Stone" may be an intimidating read for some, but the story is worth the time and effort to finish.
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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy I'm currently reading it (well, listening to it) as well! Will be curious to hear what you think.


Robyn Meticulous is the first word that comes to mind re: this novel. The author has an intricate sense of detail, not just about the medical procedures etc, but about the feelings and emotions of his narrator character. Sometimes this meticulous attention to detail is a bit overwhelming, though it never seems extravagant. Overall, I think this is a love story on several levels: between the narrator's parents, between the narrator and a girl he grows up with, between the narrator and his twin brother, between the narrator's adoptive parents, between the narrator and medicine, between the narrator and his birth country.

Well-written and researched, "Cutting for Stone" may be an intimidating read for some, but the story is worth the time and effort to finish.


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