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I really enjoyed reading this book and this is one of those books one remembers, for long, after you have put it down.
"Cancer Ward" is a very human story, describing how the different patients and the doctors cope with their situations and how they view life in general.
With that understanding, this becomes one of the most scathing indictments of a totalitarian state written in the 20th Century.
Russian purge, pol pot, the Balkans, and now isis. they'll ultimately eat themselves out of house and home and just go away, but too bad (no words can possibly describe the damage... Read morePublished 21 days ago by les stanford
This is an old book, but I just read it.... now I'm reading more of Solzhenitsn's books. Humanity is the same, no matter what part of the globe.Published 25 days ago by D. Sheets
Classic. A rendering of a Russian cancer ward, replete with deep political discussions in the waiting rooms. Read it.Published 3 months ago by Annie Lanzillotto author of L is for Lion
5 stars are simply not sufficient for this amazing story.Every sentence, every description is poignant and draws the reader into feeling like he/she is watching from the sidelines. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Christian H. Gortz
I took away from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's epic novel "Cancer Ward" that I should love many, trust a few and be good to all. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sue
This is a literary masterpiece. The story develops along the lines of how someone's sense of reality would be changed by cancer. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Southern California
Excellent character sketches by Solzhenitsyn of dying victims of various kinds of cancer in an isolated cander ward in the former Soveit Union shortly after the death of Stalin. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Perry Stahlman