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Cutting for Stone

January 8, 2012

First off, you should know I’m a really harsh critic when it comes to books.  There are few books I truly adore and while Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese wasn’t one of them, I still thought it was a very good book and I would still recommend it.

 

 

The plot is a little complicated and I felt it lacked a clear focus.  It was more of a bildungsroman (a coming-of-age story), than anything else.  What I can’t ignore however, is the author’s ability to create such amazing characters.  I applaud anyone who has such a clear sense of who their characters are, and the way Verghese told the story was incredibly unique — from the point of view of one of two identical brothers. 

The ending caught me totally off guard.  It was both powerful and sad. 

Overall, I would say Cutting for Stone is a book worth adding to your reading list.

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Happy Sunday!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2012 10:05 AM

    My mom gave me this book for x-mas, so I’m glad you gave it a positive review! Looking forward to reading it (one day in the far off future when I don’t have a mountain of other books already on my nightstand waiting to be read). 🙂

  2. January 8, 2012 2:08 PM

    It sounds really interesting! books are always catching me off guard; but I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that I haven’t liked (in a neutral way in the least) by the end. I seem to be a sucker for anything with pages…I just finished House Rule by Jodi Picoult (I’ve always had a big time grudge against her for only writing one subject;medicine; and it always ending the same and her characters always being the same. But I actually really enjoyed it and ended up reading 250 pages last night and finishing it. It was more of a crime book, but I recommend it too =)

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