What makes human life meaningful? What makes life worth living in the face of death? Such are the philosophical matters that Paul Kalanithi grappled with throughout his life, first as an English literature student, then as a neurosurgeon resident at Stanford and finally as a patient diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
First book review of 2019! And what better book to kick us off than The Terrible, which is an autobiography written by Yrsa Daley-Ward, poet and storyteller extraordinaire.
At the beginning of 2018, my goal was to try and complete at least 12 books by the end of the year (one book per month). The final count for 2018 was 8 books completed which was a massive improvement from 2017.
I have lived many lives inside this body. I lived many lives before they put me in this body. I will live many lives when they take me out of it. Of humans and gods. Of souls and spirits and bodies.
It is apt that the day I turned the last page on Trevor Noah’s fantastic literary debut happened to be Mother’s day. Born a Crime is a story of many things.
I can’t remember the last time I felt as frustrated reading a book as I did reading The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives.