Friday, April 3, 2009
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (15)
This book is compelling but disturbing reading. I could barely put it down but I was also upset and horrified while reading it because it concerns one of the most terrible diseases faced by people today, Alzheimer's. The main character of the book is Alice, a Harvard professor, at the peak of her career, who increasingly begins experiencing forgetfulness. After appointments with various doctors, Alice is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. The book shows how Alice's disease progresses, how her family and professional life are affected. I heartily recommend this book but caution that it is not for the faint of heart.