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When Breath Becomes Air
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air – Pual Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi is my type of book. I usually like fiction, both in English and Urdu. Biographies are often boring for me unless a movie is based on them as I absolutely love movies or series based on real life events but books on these subjects are not my type.

When I started reading this book I didn’t feel like it’s a biography. The style of writing is so crisp and gripping as if it’s a novel. In fact I would say it’s like a thriller. There is emotion there is suspence, moments of profound grief and rays of hope illuminating you.

The book starts in recent past. This is another advantage of this book as it doesn’t go far into past digging out the teeny tiny details. The past is mentions but in quick brief ways.
Story is of a neurosurgeon, a brilliant one who falls into the cruel hands of cancer. The book is about human determination and strength, about ups and downs of this tiring journey, about the love and support of people around, about acceptance and making the most of the present. It’s about LIVING the life not merely passing time.
It’s a must read. I totally recommend it.
One essential tip for this book is skip foreword and directly start the Prologue. Once you finish the book then read foreword.

When Breath Becomes Air – Pual Kalanithi

Critical Analysis by Sidra Javed

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About Sidra Javed

Sidra Javed is a home maker yet reading enthusiast. She loves reading different genres and likes to share her views with others, hoping this will inspire others to take up reading books. On the contrary she's interested in Calligraphy and Art too. She loves adding creativity and delicacy in food.

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