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The book is a brilliant, thoroughly humane biography of “cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The book portrays it’s very first debut, thousands of years ago through the struggles to cure, conquer and control it in the 20th century.
What makes this book stand out?
For the reader, the book will be a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. "The Emperor of All Maladies" presents a captivating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides confidence and clarity to those seeking to beat cancer.
Read it for
The author has examined cancer to the very cellular level of a biologist, the perspective of a historian, and the passion of a biographer.
Don't read it for
Some readers may the find the book complicated and unclear. Hence a casual reading may not be enough.