Review: Cutting for Stone

Editorial Review - - Jamie Layton

I've been telling everybody to read this superb novel from Abraham Verghese. It is refreshing on every level from the setting (Ethiopia) to its characters (Indian medical workers, twin boys borne of a nun) to a complex web of storylines that covers every emotional base. This is one of those books you don't want to see end and that will leave you hungry for more. Shiva and Marion Stone are ... Read full review

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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

Young surgeon Marion Stone develops his professional skills in Ethiopia and New York City while dealing with the unusual circumstances surrounding his birth and upbringing. Cutting for Stone defied my ... Read full review

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User Review  - lisapeet - LibraryThing

Good overall, although ultimately the characters never felt all that deeply nuanced. Or rather, the characterization was uneven to the point where they struck me more as vessels to move the plot along ... Read full review

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User Review  - abergsman - LibraryThing

The slow start is one of the only reasons I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5. Thanks to being around surgeons for the last 10 years, I understood almost all of the medical jargon on first read, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - beckyhaase - LibraryThing

CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese Although long (perhaps a bit too long), this tale of brothers holds your attention. When an Italian nun, woefully unprepared for a mission in Africa, turns up at ... Read full review

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User Review  - SteveLindahl - LibraryThing

I almost gave up on Cutting For Stone. The beginning of this long novel had too many detailed descriptions of medical procedures and seemed to spend more time than necessary on the back stories of ... Read full review

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User Review  - alexbolding - LibraryThing

Huge disappointment. So here I was in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, having finished my other novel, and left with Verghese’s novel to read. After 120 pages of tortuous reading I gave up, borrowing a book from ... Read full review

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This is just an amazing book! It has a wonderful story, interesting background and just beautifully written. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can recommend it!

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User Review  - cmt100 - LibraryThing

Absolutely wonderful. A big, sprawling, splendid book. Read full review

User Review  - claudia -

Great book. Interesting plot. Fascinating characters. Interesting culture. I recommend it for book clubs s it should generate a lot of discussion.. Read full review

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