book review

Sick girl, an attempt

I read an encouraging review for Sick girl and so checked it out of the library. It was going along fine. I knew it wasn’t going to be an absolute favorite, but found it worth a continuing effort. Then, as I was reading last night, the author started detailing heart biopsies.

In the past few years a new limitation has slowly snuck up on me. I get a little woozy when confronted with these sorts of medical details.

So I couldn’t go on. I tried again in the daylight, thinking that darkness was an issue, but to no avail. The book is going back to the library.

2 replies on “Sick girl, an attempt”

Good decision. Once you’ve read or seen something it is burned into your mind forever. Too much graphic detail is not needed. Leave something to the imagination I say

This from the lady who used to gleefully watch those surgery programs on TV. Guess we’ve both changed.

I agree about the imagination. Authors and directors and the like could be taking better advantage of it.

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