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Book review: World Of Reading — Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Written by Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi|Published July 18, 2020

It was Dr Strange who was instrumental in saving the world in Avengers: Endgame, but who is this Dr Strange, and how has he become so powerful that the fate of the world sort of depends on his actions?

In World of Reading — Marvel’s Doctor Strange, you get to know the reason how Dr Strange became the world’s best sorcerer and what were the reasons behind his transformation from a world-class surgeon to a first-class superhero.

This book tells you about Stephen Strange, who at one time was one of the best surgeons in the world. His hands were considered strong and steady, which are an asset for any doctor; and that’s why when he got injured in an accident where his hands were affected, he was unable to continue his good work as a surgeon.

In order to restore the ‘magic’ in his hands that saved the lives of many people, he travelled to Tibet where he met the one person who could help him. Who was that person and how he helped him is something for you to find out.

There is a lesson in Dr Stranger’s origin story which you will realise when you get to know about him. With this book, it will be easy for new readers since the sentences are short and structured in such a way that readers don’t get confused. The illustrations are also very colourful and easy to understand, making even beginner readers understand what’s going on. Add to that the illustrations with action happening and you have a complete entertainer on your hand.

To older readers, the word repetition might seem awkward, but you will understand as you were young at some point in time too. After all, when a book is offering so much information about one of the best superheroes around, who cares if it is a book for you or your younger sibling? Enjoy it to the fullest so the next time you watch a Dr Strange animated film or a live-action movie, you know where he is coming from!

Published in Dawn, Young World, July 18th, 2020

About the author

Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi is a highly regarded journalist, critic, and commentator, specializing in news, sports, showbiz, film, blogs, articles, drama, reviews, and PTV drama. With extensive experience and a keen eye for storytelling, he captivates audiences with his insightful analysis and compelling presentations. His expertise and contributions have made him a prominent figure in the media and entertainment industry.