Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Karma Suture by Rosamund Kendal

About the book

Sue Carey is a driven, 20-something doctor struggling to preserve her sanity, sobriety, and humanity in the corridors of one of Cape Town's biggest public hospitals. Finding imaginative ways of saving patients is her life's work, though finding a man who wants more than a one-night stand would be nice as well. Both harrowing and hilarious, her journey of self-discovery leads to the bedsides of the patients who make her weep and the men who make her weak. Based on the author's own experiences as a doctor in South Africa, this medical drama packs a quirky, feminine punch as it reveals powerful lessons on pain, sex, love, and ultimately, hope.

Thank you to Yamkela for the review copy


I realise I am boarding this train late (What's new Kelly).  Rosamund Kendal brings South African fiction at its best to the foot of your door.  There is nothing I love more than picking up a book from my local fiction pile and thriving on it for a week.

Grey’s Anatomy and Table Mountain as its back drop, with a highly-strung 20 something doctor trying to decipher her place in the world of medicine.  I loved the book from word 1 till I hesitatingly put it back on my bookshelf.  I laughed, cried, gagged and held my breath all at a woman trying to figure out what makes a good doctor, a good woman and a good friend?
Kendal explores Cape Town through a very different backdrop, yes our heroine wines and dines in the larny restaurants, she also gets knee deep in what is typically South Africa’s medical system: No funds, sick mothers and dying children.  Gosh it’s no wonder Dr Sue Carey can barely figure what she wants when witnessing the horrors of Aids, Witch Doctors and drunken brawls.

So go! Get this book now, run, fight and gnaw your way to the shelves of your nearest bookstore for this one.  A perfect, feel-good book for 2012.

About the Author

After studying medicine for six years and then working as a doctor for another five, Rosamund Kendal decided that the creative side of her brain needed some stimulation and enrolled for the Masters degree in creative writing at UCT. She hasn’t been able to decide whether she prefers being a freelance writer or a general practitioner, so she’s come to a compromise and does both part-time.

Happy Reading ALL!


Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for the review - how interesting that the author is creative in both fields.

Shelagh said...

Loved Karma Suture! It was a refreshing breath of fresh air in a local market that is often saturated with melodramatic and angst-ridden books about apartheid. Her next one, The Angina Monologues is also thought-provoking and entertaining.

I'm so not a blogger said...

Do you know if she has a new book out any time soon? I have read both of them, loved it and would love the next something she has waiting in the wings!

It's a Book Thing said...

She wrote The Angina Monologues, which I haven't managed to get to... Worth a go though.


Rosie Kendal said...

Thanks for your wonderful comments! Got a new book coming out at the end of September and hope you enjoy it even more.

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