In addition, the narrative portrays Rieff's experiences in detail but with little insight.
This lovely and heartwrenching book takes the reader not only through the mind of Susan Sontag as she struggles with her last illness.
Fortunately, I borrowed it from the library - having finished it, I wouldn't have it in my house.
David Rieff inherited his mother's ability to analyze socio-political trends and, in this caring account of her fight against cancer, gives a heartfelt account of the greatness of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carlos M dela Cruz Sr
Wandering prose and storyline. I was looking for more specific information but this was just an emotional dump. It was really just a description of his mother's terror of death.Published 8 months ago by S Willy
I was fascinated by the book, fascinated by the intimate view of Sontag. I found I could not like her very much. But even at 180 pages, it seemed over-long. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nancy Gage
Very moving and so true to life. Helpful reminder that you aren't alone in these struggles. Certainly recommended - but beware of tears.Published 13 months ago by Sally
This book was a touching view into the thoughts and feelings of Sontag's only child, David Rieff, as he accompanied his mother through her third, and final encounter with cancer. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Roberto de los Santos
Reading this book must be nearly as painful as writing it.
Written by Susan Sontag's second-biggest fan (she would have first on the list), her son takes us through the... Read more
for those who can bear the end, the terrible end, of the magnificent american intellectual as witnessed by her son. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ruff Life
A son writing about his mother's dying. The mother is Susan Sontag, the son a writer. As such you expect this book to be well written, it is. Read morePublished 21 months ago by "Belgo Geordie"
This memoir of Susan Sontag by her son was a study in discomfiture: in Sontag's because she did not want to die, nor face "extinction" as her son frames the concept of death; and... Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Eden