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So, i read the book. it was a quick and easy read. i'm giving it 3 stars because it's not a great piece of literature, and doesn't fit into my 'normal' type of reading. However, for what it is, a simple horror/ghost novel, it's pretty good. Two sections (each about 10 pages) had some major gore, so I only read the first line of each paragraph, since I'm not a fan of gore and it really didn't add anything to the book.
I know that Malcolm Gladwell is a basketball fan, and his work carries alot of among many of the web's basketball writers. It was interesting to read his work for myself and see how many of his ideas have filtered into business analysis as well. I don't see myself reading The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, but Gladwell's unpacking of the books selling phenomenon really got my attention. And the history of the development of Sesame Street? Too fun. I'm officially a Malcolm Gladwell fan.
This is the first of this author that I've read and didn't find it too bad of a book. "The Kelson/McIvey rehab center is a place of hope and healing for its patients, and for the dedicated staff who volunteer there. But David McIvey, a brilliant surgeon whose ego rivals his skill with a scalpel, wants to change all that. His plan to close the clinic and replace it with a massive new surgery center, with himself at the helm, means that the rehab center will be forced to close its doors. Since he is poised to desecrate the dreams of so many, it's not surprising to anyone, especially Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway, that somebody dares to stop him in cold blood. When David McIvey is murdered outside the clinic's doors early one morning, Barbara once again uses her razor-sharp instincts and take-no-prisoners attitude to create a defense for the two members of the clinic who stand accused. And in her most perplexing case yet, Barbara is forced to explore the darkest places where people can hide, the soul beneath the skin."
Wow, was this bad. I like E.B. White -especially his New Yorker stuff- but this was no fun to read. Charlotte's Web was okay, though I didn't like Charlotte or Wilbur, and I enjoyed Stuart Little. But I always wondered why Trumpet of the Swan wasn't discussed as much. Now I know. I didn't miss all that was tongue-in-cheek; White is a smart writer. But maybe he took the talking animal thing one book too far??