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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Jonathan Fincher, April 10, 2008

I read the whole book in two sittings, and the only reason I stopped reading in the middle was because it was 4 AM. A deeply engrossing and personal account of the Iranian revolution. Since the whole thing is told from a child's perspective, the politics of the situation are barely touched upon, leaving simply what life was like for people before and after an oppressive regime came to power. It ranks up there with Maus as proof that comic books can achieve the status of high art.
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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Jonathan Fincher, April 10, 2008

An intriguing, well-written book that will haunt you every time you're in a hospital. Gawande doesn't hold back as he explains that -- despite all the advances in science and medicine over the years -- doctors are still fairly clueless in many areas, and medical practices rely on chance quite a bit. The only fault of this book is that all the medical philosophies can drag at times. Overall though, this is very approachable look at the medical world through a doctor's keen eyes.
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