Official Review: Three Shades of Healers by Cuco Francis

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Official Review: Three Shades of Healers by Cuco Francis

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[Following is an official review of "Three Shades of Healers" by Cuco Francis.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Have you ever wondered what the world will be like if certain humans possess extraordinary powers to heal others from any sickness or cleanse them of guilt? A world where medications and surgeries will be relegated to the background? The foregoing, in simple words, is the storyline of Three Shades of Healers by Cuco Francis. Ming Delgado is a young lady that specializes in herbal treatments. A time came when she discovered a strange plant in her garden, and to figure out what it is, she ate it. Following the occurrences in the book, I discovered that the plant has supernatural consequences. Ming is soon raped by men who she had extended help to, and this gave rise to the birth of triplet boys with unusual skin colors. The boys possess this supernatural power to heal, which they exercised on different persons. However, this affects the sales and profit of a major pharmaceutical company, and they are on the verge of getting eliminated.

As much as this is a fictional book, it is quite realistic and thought-provoking. Cuco Francis exposes the reader to the inner workings of a pharmaceutical industry; how they tamper with medicinal ingredients and bully medical practitioners into using a particular product in order to maximize profit. I kept wondering about the possibility of similar occurrences in the actual world, and I concluded that this isn’t farfetched.

This book is straightforward, easy to understand, and does not contain unnecessary details. The author was able to sustain my interest throughout the flow of the book, and I couldn’t drop my phone till I had finished reading the book.

Although the issue of rape isn’t a major concern in the book, I didn’t like the consequence that came upon a perpetrator, as I felt that it wasn’t enough. I was also expecting the others to bear the consequences of their actions, but this wasn’t the case. This, to me, wasn’t so appealing as the issue was too trivialized.

Sadly, the book contains spelling and punctuation errors. Clearly, it needs another round of meticulous editing, and this has prompted me to deduct a star from it. Therefore, I am giving Three Shades of Healers by Cuco Francis a rating of three out of four stars.

Anyone interested in reading about the healing power of these triplets and other details I’ve provided of this book will find it appealing, and I strongly recommend it to them.

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Post by amrinzaeda »

Although the premise sounds interesting, rape is a very serious issue and for the author to use it as a mere plot device, I think, is a huge mistake. I'm surprised that he chose to dispense social commentary on the pharmaceutical industry but not the issue of rape... Anyhow, thanks so much for your thorough review.
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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth »

This sounds very intriguing, and I love medical thrillers. I agree with you; the issues with big pharma putting profit over citizens' health are sadly becoming more and more of a reality every day. The triplets with healing powers add another layer of intrigue. Thanks for the informative review!
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Post by Pluma »

The storyline and premise of this book sound interesting. The possible implications about the health industry are certainly thought-provoking as well, though I agree that the issue of rape should not have been glossed over so much. Thanks for your insightful review!
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Post by sssns »

The supernatural healing powers, the unusual skin colors, and the strange plant are intriguing. I hope the book gets another round of editing for a more enjoyable reading experience. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Post by Reviewer100 »

I want to read along this discovery of the plant to see what Ming did with it. Good job reviewer.
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Post by NetMassimo »

A sort of medical thriller that can be interesting, but honestly I think that the so-called alternative medicine is too often less ethical than the so-called Big-Pharma. In this case, we have supernatural healing, so that's a fictional type of medicine with a story that seems to address ethical and moral issues. Thank you for your great review!
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Post by Tarilan »

The premise sounds quite intriguing. I also thought that the culprits were punished (about the rape case), but it turned out to be the opposite. I hope the errors are fixed because I would love to read this story. Thanks for the insightful review.
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Post by derialist »

I don't quite understand why a big pharmaceutical company would go after three boys. They have the upper hand in terms of reach. The boys are limited to a location, but their drugs have a wider reach. I don't think the sales argument is a good motivator in this case. Anyway, thanks for the review. I enjoyed reading it.
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Post by Rukitejevbo02 »

I also don't take the issue of rape lightly, and I agree with you that the perpetrators should have been punished more. Your review has made me curious, and I would love to give the book a try. Thanks for the review!
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Post by AtienoMagero »

Wonderful review! Your review has been helpful and provided me great insight about this book. I think this is a very interesting book. The story seems very unique and thought provoking.
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Post by Daisy Deeh »

thank you for the informative review, im definately adding this to my bucketlist. the tittle and the flow of the story sustained my interest thank you pal
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Post by Daisy Deeh »

the story is unique and your summary is quiet interesting, bravo its a must read for me
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Post by shravsi »

Such a thought-provoking book. I am glad issues such as the greed of pharmaceutical companies are shown, but the author should have taken diligent care of the rape issue too. A nice and thorough review :D
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