In one way, this book is difficult to read. It deals with some truly horrific experiments in the name of science and some truly horrific human stupidity.
In another way, this book is easy to read. The writing flows smoothly, the events narrated are fascinating and the science is explained in a way that's accessible without being dumbed down.
This book reminds me of Saving Private Ryan
and Schindler's List
in that I'm glad I read it, I had a definite emotional and intellectual response to it, but I've no desire to read it again.
I can and do recommend this to anyone curious about the beginning of the science of blood transfusion, as long as the reader doesn't have a delicate stomach or a thin skin.This book was sent to me for review