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Are the reviews of "Gifted Hands" by Ben Carson generally positive?

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The reviews of "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" by Ben Carson are mostly positive. The majority of readers describe the book as inspirational and well written. There are some people, however, who criticize the author of this autobiography as arrogant, and others who find the second part of the book poorly written and shallow.

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Many reviewers found this autobiographical look into the life of the author poignant and motivating. They are particularly moved by the narrative of his transformation from a poor child living in the Detroit ghetto to a world renowned neurosurgeon. Most of them remark on his determination to overcome all obstacles to achieve his goals, and others are impressed by his unyielding faith in God. A large number of readers admit that the book had an emotional impact on them.

The majority of reviewers thinks that the book is well written and easy to understand, even the more scientific second part of the book, which describes in detail an extremely complex operation. However, there are some readers who have a different opinion. They criticize the author about his shallow, in their opinion, approach on the issues of medical ethics that arise. Others find the author arrogant and self-congratulatory and think that the second part of the book is poorly edited.

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