Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Barbarian Invasions

The Barbarian Invasions
I liked this somber yet gratifying story, of a cancer-stricken university professor, who tries to come to terms with the life he has led and the people he has influenced. Throw in the Canadian health care system, which is, accurately or not, portrayed as an overcrowded, under-financed system, and you see the frustration of the estranged relatives, trying to help him die a peaceful and pain free death, while at the same time coming to grips with their feelings of this man who was not always the person they wanted him to be. -- recommended by Patty L. - Walt Branch Library

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