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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
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The House of God by Samuel Shem
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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers
read in January, 2013
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
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SO GOOD. I tend to be critical of journalists presenting the narrative of a culture not their own - often they bring in their own biases and agendas that color their depictions of others. Anne Fadiman's talent is in her ability to honestly and compas ...more
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag
Illness as Metaphor
by Susan Sontag
read in January, 2012
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Hm. I was a little surprised at the argument presented by Sontag in this essay: that cancer, similar to TB in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is mythologized, often to the detriment of those who have the disease. She explains the argument for TB v ...more
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese
read in February, 2012
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My Own Country by Abraham Verghese
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4 stars for content. 2 for narrative voice, which gives 3 stars on average.

This is not so much the story of a doctor in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, but rather a series of occasionally fascinating and enlightening anecdotes about the patients
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AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag
AIDS and Its Metaphors
by Susan Sontag
read in January, 2012
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