Review from OnlineBookClub.org
The author, William H. Coles, is a literary genius who created a dramatic story about a surgeon’s adventures through a tumultuous life. The book was very believable, especially considering the author’s background of ophthalmic surgery. He allowed the reader to experience the main character, Hiram McDowell’s, vulnerable life ridden with constant decision-making and significant trials accompanying such a prominent profession.
McDowell is enjoyable and comes highly recommended, particularly to the reader who struggles with a distorted self-image and empathy. Consequently, it gained a four out of four rating. The flow of the book made for an easy read, especially when the beginning of the chapters revealed some pointed script of what was to come.