Friday, May 31, 2013
The Cephalopod Coffeehouse: Corrective Action by Gordon R. Kelly
I recently told the Squid and our colleagues that this book really reads like it should be a stage play. It is dialogue rich and has very few "sets".
The story revolves around the machinations in a small New England town's medical community. The protagonist of the story is Dr. Munro. After his mentor, Dr. Wade Bowers, dies, he leaves Munro a lengthy handwritten letter. The letter details Bowers' differences with a third man, Dr. Miles Warner.
If you are a fan of "soapy" reads or stories that explore the "secrets" that a small town holds, then this might be a book for you.
I have two caveats to share.
First, when my mother gave me the book to read, I was certain she told me it was a murder-mystery or involved some sort of crime. The cover made me think the same thing. I was about 120 pages into this 168 page book when I realized that I was mistaken.
Second, Dr. Kelly saved my life. He was my eye doctor growing up. At a check up before heading off to college, he discovered some abnormal swelling behind my eyes that turned out to be the result of a brain tumor.
So why am I sharing a book with you? Well, the aforementioned Squid set up a Blogging Book Club. Details are HERE.
Others in the Club...