Bergen, Norway | Member Since 2010
The first time I heard about HeLa cells, I got curious.
That is one thing I and Rebecca Skloot, the author have in common.
I wanted to know who Henrietta Lacks was.
I did some of the same steps Rebecca did, but few things made sense.
And then, I found this book.
It was written in a loving, caring way.
It was about the human sides and the science and the times and race.
I loved it.
It told me what I wanted to know, and things I never knew.
This book has enriched my life and answered so many questions.
Thank you, Rebecca.
Thank you, Lacks family..
And last but not least, thank you, Henrietta.
What we did to you was wrong, and you paid us back with so much kindness, even after death.
The story is epic and exiting, the narrator really shows of the charaters to their advantage.
Strong female main character and interresting advesaries and bicharaters.
(Would not recomend this to someone not prepared for some graphic sex and violence in certain scenes.)
I listen to all from biographys, humor to fantasy, but I allways find myself returning to this book.
The information is interresting and given in such a way as not being to boring or dry, I find.
I didnt know about dark matter, the mystery of death or many of the other mysteries here, and I truely enjoyed it.
Recomended to lightly science interrested people, who also want to be enterteined, like me.
Take one child, with a warm heart, dip it in trouble and heartbreak but make it survive and add a dash of happy ending.
This seems the recipe of most of Frances Hodgson Burnetts books, but they are so lovely.
I would heartily recommend any of these books to any parent who want a good book to read for their child, and specially to girls.
I found this interesting and funny. Little wizard ways to improve your life in a myriad ways, and well told.
Find out how to hack your life, but bring a notebook, for here the secrets come fast and hard.
This book is about love, mystery, secrets and lies.
The different voices bring life and spirit to the different characters and I found myself engaged even though I do not normally like this genre.
The story is at times a bit predictable, but there is enough twists and turns to keep the flow.
I suggest lovers of secrets and lovestories take a look at Woman in White, I think they wont regret it.
The worlds of A. Lee Martinez are filled with a delightful and sometimes nonsensical mystery, and show how thin the border can be between ourselves and everything we can't explain.
Divine Misfortune is a hilarious and oddly believable look at how the world could be if the Gods truly showed themselves, existed all at the same time and adapted themselves to our time.
It was a very enjoyable audiobook, and one I will find myself returning to, often.
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