Top positive review
A clinical dissection of a dangerous illness
31 January 2017
I cannot claim to be an avid reader of journals and books related to medicine. Looking back, after having gone read through, I feel that I can only empathize with cancer patients throughout history. Certainly, the book has taught me to view cancer not as an unbeatable disease; but as an experience that brings out some of the good parts of human nature. For that alone, the book is worth anyone's time and money.
However, I am unable to rate it full five stars because at times the author appears to pour in facts without the benefit of a certain storytelling rhythm that it initially begins with. A Pulitzer prize winning label it is nonetheless; but in my book, it falls short of the high mark that the initial pages set out to be.
Would I recommend this book? Almost certainly yes. Perhaps to those who have more than a passing interest in the history of cancer.