Books, Historical

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Book Review

“even if I’m dying, until I actually die, I am still living.”

Excerpt from:
Paul Kalanithi
When Breath Becomes Air
Synopsis from Wikipedia

When Breath Becomes Air is a non-fiction autobiographical book written by American neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi. It is a memoir about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer. It was posthumously published by Random House on January 12, 2016.

As far as I might be concerned, this is a book which you can’t disregard subsequent to reading. At first, I was a little hesitant with regards to understanding it, because of the topic, yet after numerous individual suggestions and confirmations it was not all despondency, I tried it out. I’m happy I did. Paul Kalanithi was a splendid neurologist when he discovered that he has a lung cancer, which in spite of treatment, metastasized and eventually caused his unexpected passing. Paul was additionally a splendid and extremely gifted author, who, in his long terms plans before a conclusion planned to go through twenty years of his life post-clinical profession, decided to write. His capacity to compose radiates through in this book. He utilizes language wonderfully and has a practically beautiful manner of expression while remaining severely genuine to the circumstance he is confronting.

Amusingly, I viewed this book as more with regards to life than death. Paul discussed his experiences into medication and the honor of being permitted to shift the direction of an individual’s life through medical procedure. His own disease venture is displayed as something he manages rather than being administered by. He proceeds to work and plans to begin a family with his significant other, Lucy. He outlines the troublesome change he really wants to make from being the specialist to being the patient and how he isn’t dependably fruitful in doing this.

In the wake of perusing the book I felt staggered and confident in equivalent parts. Dazed on account of the acknowledgment that somebody as tremendously skilled and persuasive as Dr. Kalanithi was taken from the world at such an early age. Confident on the grounds that even in his concise existence of 37 years he exhibited what we, as individuals are equipped for in our best manifestations. His family can have confidence that he will live on through his book and this will be forever cherish.

I will definitely recommend this novel to those readers out there. ☺️

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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