Book Reviews of Death Be Not Proud

Death Be Not Proud
Death Be Not Proud
Author: John J. Gunther
ISBN-13: 9780060929893
ISBN-10: 0060929898
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Perennial Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the best books I've ever read. You run the gamut of emotions from love and happiness to anger and fear. Lots of insight into the death of a child, but also plenty of insight into the maturity that lies within them. Plenty of tears!
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Helpful Score: 3
Sad true story of a teenage book that dies of a brain tumor. Written by his father shortly after WWII. They try some pretty unusual treatments, excellent story with father trying to copy with lost of his son.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting how a young person can be so insightful at such a young age. OK read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A moving book about a son's illness and his strength throughout.
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This was a book that made you stop and appreciate life. I had been wanting to read this book for a long time. Unfortunately I think time has changed the meaning and emotion of this story a great deal. It is a courageous story about the end of a boy's life, long before his time, as seen through the eyes of his father. This family lived in a different time, a time of boarding school and hidden feelings. While the pain of losing his only son was evident, at times I felt the entire family was so distant from one another as well as their fellings, that it was difficult to relate. The book itself was written beautifully.
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I don't remember this one at all.
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From back cover review by Walter Duranty in the New York Herald Tribune: "To read it is to grasp the meaning of man's power to defy Death's hurt, to be filled with confidence and emptied of despair. It will bring fresh spirit to the weary, new confidence and light to those who walk in shadow."

A great book for adolescents.
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From Amazon.com:
Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy
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Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy.
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