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The author did an outstanding job researching details of life during this time period.
The sections meant to portray the entries in the ongoing Book of Diseases seemed to be inserted in the middle of the plot, making the story a bit choppy.
It never made sense why she was so obsessed with finding her father--he seemed rather insane to be honest.
The dialogue and writing style are painful, stilted, and clunky, so much so that I initially thought perhaps this was written in another language and then translated poorly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MidwestRN
Plodding, uninteresting, no character development at all. Don't bother forcing yourself to get through it...not worth the effort.Published 1 month ago by beanlobe
Good book ~ purchased it for my book club and had our discussion meeting with the author. Made it very personal for all of us.Published 4 months ago by Jill Buyan
This book is quite different than any other book I have read, but am truly enjoying it. I would recommend to others to read it!!!Published 5 months ago by Denise Rouillier
Although the plot of this book may not appeal to those who wish a fast paced, action packed story, the prose outshone in every way. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cynthia
Not my favorite of all time but very enjoyable and worth reading. It had a nice story and characters I could relate to.Published 6 months ago by Lisa Deubel
I received this book for free as a Goodreads First Read.
The Book of Madness and Cures is an intriguing book about a young lady who becomes a doctor during venetian... Read more
No real action...main character plodded from place to place. I plodded through the book!
Would. Not recommend this book to anyone.