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The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
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Sep 21, 2012

did not like it
Read in September, 2012

I absolutely despised the one dimensional characters, absurd emotional descriptions, and relationships in this book. Does this author think that people in the 18th century didn't have emotions like we do today? Also, I think she's confused about what's a complimentary adjective and what's not. The heroine being repeatedly described as "diminutive", having "tiny, narrow shoulders", and being "so fragile" were obviously meant to make her sound desirable (they were said/thought by her lover), but they just about gag me. Yuck. BUT, I gave it 2 stars because while the plot seemed like it might be incredibly predictable in the beginning, it had some good twists and was relatively interesting. Though eventually it got a little bit convoluted. And please, the medical tests they describe for the era are insane - there's no way they could've performed half those assays. Okay, I'm changing my rating to 1 star.

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