#54 — Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

  • Rating: 4/5
  • At first glance it reminded me of The God of Small Things as it is also a book about twins whose close connections were severed, and then repaired
  • You can tell the author was a surgeon; some of the descriptions were pretty gory. While it may be interesting to budding surgeons and serial killers, the amount of prose dedicated to describing various procedures was lost on me
  • The majority of the book focused on the Marion’s time in Africa; his time in America was much less rich and only served as backdrop for tragedy and drama
  • It was uncharacteristically gushy at the end, which didn’t match the tone of the rest of the book — apparently, it’s all or nothing when it comes to the emotions department