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BOOK OF THE MONTH
IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
1299

The first book from the creator of the wildly popular science YouTube...(+)

Author Spotlight

MRIDULA RAMESH is the founder of the Sundaram Climate Institute, which focuses on waste and water ...(+)

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A witty and provocative story that highlights the risks of finally meeting the person you most admire
The Truth is a very good story, very well told... His detailed descirptions of India and Indians, in prose that seems honest and natural, are so atmospheric and emotive that without car chases and high explosives he has succeeded in writing a thriller that actually thrills, about a subject that actually matters>
It is 16 years since Michael Palin published his first novel, Hemingway's Chair. His second, The Truth, is so effortlessly accomplished that one wonders why he stayed away from fiction for so long
Palin's dryly understated exasperation with the absurdities of daily life and his ear for dialogue raise an appreciative smile
It's a feelgood story leaving the reader on a real high
It's an enthralling and almost Kipling-esque tale for our times>
The Truth is a compelling and zippily paced book
reads like a dream>
An entertaining story of hero worship, compromise and grubby trade-offs
The Truth is a wonderful, heart-warming novel exploring the issues of media manipulation, private lives and public persona, and the balance of progress against environmental damage
The Truth is the perfect example of his literary brilliance - here's hoping he won't leave it so long until his next novel
Michael Palin has proved himself a major talent at many things. Storytelling is another
Part environmental thriller, part biting swipe at the publishing industry...a thoughtful and generous study of failure>
entertaining...delightfully funny>
well-crafted, warm hearted - and wholly recommended>
winning characterisation, clever plot and deep sense of humanity it's an unmitigated delight>
The Truth is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written and hugely enjoyable book that raises tricky questions about the cost of progress, and even trickier ones about our need for heroes, the price of personal compromise, and what Palin calls ''the uncontroversial assumption that the truth is immutable'