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Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Apr 25, 2012

really liked it

As you might have guessed, this was not exactly easy reading.
Reading about any cancer ward in any country is not my idea of fun.
However, this book is important to read because it is a condemnation of the inhumanity of man and what he must face when he has no hoping of survival and is regarded as a 'nuisance' or 'impediment' to the lives of the healthy, including those who work in such places as hospitals.
Because I read this so long ago, I can't quite recall what happened at the end but even though I'm sure it was not a happy ending, I did find it surprisingly uplifting - like someone had been 'released' is the best one I can describe it.

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