Novel Monday – Weston and McKinney

Hello Again!

Last weeks novel was Dirty Work: A Novel by Gabriel Weston

Dirty Work: A Novel by Gabriel Weston

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

Dead City by Joe McKinney

Dead City by Joe McKinney!

Zombie book. Need I say more?

That’s all for this Novel Monday. See you on Friday!

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