Friday, July 11, 2014
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
My Take: I enjoy the TV series so I wanted to read the book. The book was interesting but I think I enjoy the midwife characters in the BBC series more than those described in the book. They are more colorful and upbeat. Likewise, I preferred the TV version of the patients more because they were less gruesome. I'm sure the book depicts a more realistic portrait of her time spent in this profession but sometimes I'm not seeking reality. I didn't initially realize that it is the first book in a trilogy and I have only read the first one, but I would recommend it to anyone who likes the show. I didn't like it well enough to seek out book 2 and 3 though.