Tag Archives: cancer

The Quarry by Iain Banks

This is the last novel to be written by a writer I have loved for my entire adult life. I first discovered him with The Crow Road in the early 90s and have read a lot of his contemporary fiction, … Continue reading

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I am not a huge fan of young adult literature (on account of being an old adult) but once in a while something stupendous comes along and it really does not matter that the ages of the main characters are … Continue reading

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The Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

This is a “biography” of cancer. The writer, an oncologist, says his patients would ask him what cancer was and he was unable to suggest a good book to answer their questions, so he wrote this. He says that he … Continue reading

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book group discussion questions for The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

I run the Las Vegas Learn Something Book Group, where we read mostly non-fiction with the aim of having an interesting and thought-provoking discussion over some nice food. On Monday we meet at Greens and Proteins to talk about The … Continue reading

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