Not really worthwhile. The preamble about the author's divorce was very self-centered, as if no one had ever gone through anything like it before. The chapters in Italy were downright boring except for a few coloquial and historical references. Life at the ashram in India was the most interesting. The final section about Bali was tepid. The author found love there and all was right in her world. A real Danielle Steel ending. Not worth it.
No. My friends like real literature.
She should have hired a professional.
This book inspired me to be more careful about my purchases.
Cutting for Stone reached me on every level. It is a truly original, fascinating story. The characters are so rich and deep, they become your friends, your enemies, your family. Abraham Verghese is a genius storyteller. Sunil Malhotra's narration sweeps you away.
I forced myself to read several chapters because the reviews were so good, but I don't get what people were raving about. It isn't funny, it is insultingly simplistic and immature and the story goes nowhere endlessly. Maybe it was written for twelve year old boys. Spud guns. Really?
The narrator cannot be blamed. She had nothing to work with.
Now I know why I haven't read any Danielle Steel. The nauseatingly simplified characters play out a predictable story told in a boring, one-dimensional tone. The characters and the narrator are a perfect match.
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