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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
For all the glowing reviews this book has received, I expected something quite special. But the style is painfully long-winded and the science curiously patchy on this most important of subjects. The book is fairly typical of the current vogue of north American "blockbuster" scientific narrative - full of historical detail that gives the impression of genuine scholarship but which turns out on closer examination to be sometimes rather superficial and in places erroneous. For all its faults, however, there is quite a lot that can be learnt from it and for this it is to be commended. It's just a pity that it could have been so much better with a bit of well-informed editing.
A Wanted Man: (Jack Reacher 17) by Lee Child
Any new Reacher novel is usually a treat. But 'A Wanted Man' is a huge disappointment. The plot is really weak and the characters don't engage the usual interest - not even big Jack himself. If you're new to the Jack Reacher novels, read the others first, or you just won't understand why they're so popular.