Last weeks novel was Dirty Work: A Novel by Gabriel Weston
Nancy is a surgeon that provides abortion services. During one of her procedures, the patient nearly dies. The novel takes place over the course of the four-week investigation into her conduct, with a number of flashbacks from throughout her life.
This novel, at 180 pages, is a quick and easy read. The material is interesting, the moral issue of providing abortion services. It is a new perspective from the standard should abortion be allowed, the issue here is whether a surgeon should have to provide the abortion services. Is it okay for someone to believe in abortion, but not in providing them?
I did feel a bit disconnected from the main character while reading this book, but I actually think that was a smart device from the author, since Nancy was struggling with knowing herself. Her emotional struggle is palpable. Quite a bit of the book is flashbacks to her childhood, which I didn’t always see the point of. I am not sure they all added to the story or just served to humanize Nancy, make her more than just a cold surgeon.
I would give this book 3.5 out of 5. Above the average.
So, on to this week!
This weeks novel will be…
Dead City by Joe McKinney!
Zombie book. Need I say more?
That’s all for this Novel Monday. See you on Friday!