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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read; very interesting and thought provoking, November 8, 2008
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This review is from: How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition (Paperback)
The language is superb! Dr. Nuland writes about the scientific medical truths in such an artistic and beautiful language. I like the way he starts off a serious subject with such drama and fiction (so it seems); but then tapers it to the serious facts of life. He draws us from a fiction to nonfiction with interest and enthusiasm. He makes the facts of death so real and natural that it takes the fear of death out of us; it becomes quite acceptable.

His language really is beautiful. The way death consumes each and every one of us, whether we are healthy or sick, is so fascinatingly put. He has explained how he saw his grandmother pass away; this has shed a lot of light on the facts about death for me. The analogy with which he described the cancer cell to young unruly adolescent has a touch of humor and at the same time describes the truth about the malignant cells. It is so beautifully written. For someone who is not a doctor or someone who is more a dreamer in the fiction world, this book (which is a nonfiction-medicine) is never boring from beginning to the end. He has caught my attention from the beginning to the end. His language captivated my attention; I have never read a nonfiction book with such enthusiasm and interest before. I am able to face the facts of death more logically now. This book was an excellent read.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to accept death as a natural phenomenon and to make peace with yourself and with your loved ones at the time of death.
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