The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor of All Maladies – A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition Aug. 9, 2011)

Sometimes reading is work and the more I read to review the rarer it is that I discover a book which will keep me intrigued time after time, and which I can praise wholeheartedly and make me simply say to others, You. Must. Read. This. So which book have I read this year that I would call profound and totally brilliant? The answer is not a novel, though it could have been considering how dramatic the story is. It is The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (Read more…)

About M. Bijman

Avid reader, longtime writer of book reviews and literary analyses. Interested in literature, creativity and cognition, language and linguistics, musicology, and technology. Occasionally writes poems and bits of music.

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