"Â“She stole our hearts, and she stole our souls, and she took our lives away, and she left us here, and she forgot about us in the darkÂ” The book on CD (which I couldn't find at Amazon) read by the author is five-star fabulous. (Book itself - four stars)"
"Subtitled "a biography of cancer," Mukherjee's (generally chronological) treatise on the subject is extraordinary not only in the quantity of information it contains but also in its telling. It's a book, I believe, which will live in infamy."
"In this collection of oral histories of six persons who defected from North Korea, readers learn everything they ever (or maybe never) wanted to know about what life is like for those living north of the DMZ under the thumb of The Dear Leader. If you have time to read just one book about North Korea, this should be it."
"Perfectly poetic prose is the best of the book in this story about a young Iraq war veteran's reflection on his experiences over there, specifically, circumstances surrounding his promise to a fellow soldier's mother to bring his friend home safe."
"Â“The subject of animal disease and the subject of human disease areÂ…strands of the same braided cord.Â” This story is as relevant as ever, informative, engaging and scary. For the Ebola only version, choose Quammen's Ebola-The Natural and Humand History of a Deadly Virus instead."
"This beautifully-written, well-plotted story transported will transport you into Marie-Laure and Werner and their friends and family so well that you'll hate for it to end. Loved this line especially, Â“Open your eyesÂ…and see what you can with them before they close forever.Â”"