Friday, February 5, 2016
When Breath Becomes Air
When Breath Becomes Air, for so many reasons. First, I found that his love of literature gave him a writing voice that provides readers with authentic, clear and finely written prose. This writing is some of the best prose I’ve read in years. Second, he grapples with the core question of finding meaning in life: both how to live and how to die. For some of us, this is one of the main reasons we read many forms of both fiction and non-fiction: how we can learn about the essence of our human nature through the lives of others. Third, he conveys what happened to him as a student, a medical resident, a son, a husband and a father, and as a terminally ill patient. He does this with passion and beauty as his life ends. Any reader who thinks at all about life and death will be moved by this finely written book and will reflect about the meaning of life. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase When Breath Becomes Air from amazon.com.