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This story would have made a better long form essay: as a book, the narrative was circular and repetitive; it lacked focus; and it felt devoid of the kind of detail and context... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anonymous
gracefully written and ultimately shocking in depiction of a son watching his mother resIst death.Published 3 months ago by Philippa Collins
Susan Sontag was a legend. Having survived two bouts of cancer but lost out on her 3rd, author David Rieff details Susan Sontag's final battle. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R Grant
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 22 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 on June 3, 2014 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 on March 27, 2014 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 on December 15, 2013 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 on August 1, 2013 by Roberto de los Santos