Apr 3, 2011


Still Alice is the saddest book I've read in ages.  Seriously, my heart was already broken halfway through and yet I couldn't stop reading.  The novel tells the tale of a Harvard professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer Disease.  In first person narrative, it follows her descent and her desperation to maintain control.

It's so well written.  I had some intense feelings of claustrophobia while reading it.  The description of being lost with unreliable short term memories hit me so hard.  It's almost like your own self is a prison with no ability for escape or understanding.  This was a hard read but a good one.  10/10 stars.

1 comment:

  1. This was a heartbreaking book, indeed. I'm tearing up just thinking about it!