It was hard to get through the whole book, when virtually every character was unlikeable and the story exaggerated and silly. If I didn't have 1,800 miles of driving to go, I would have left it half "read." It picked up a bit over the last third and seemed to come together at the end, with the characters becoming more real and whole.
One can consider four aspects of this book. The scientific aspects are of course very interesting, as the cancer cell line provided a tool that has led to many important advances in medicine. But the personal story of Henrietta Lacks' family is what proves to be riveting in this, especially the last third of the book. Thirdly, I came away amazed at the perseverance and talent of the author, who researched and told the story in such a neutral, nuanced, thorough and sensitive way. Finally, the reader was simply outstanding. Many people had previously told me to read this book, but on the surface it didn't sound that interesting. I'm very glad I did.
Not by Moore. Not sure what I was expecting, but the story was quite uneven. Some interesting parts... some some slightly amusing... some just plain dumb.
Yes, he did a nice job.
Go outside and get some sun?
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