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Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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The novel An Anthropologist On Mars is seven stories of individuals with neurological differences including Stephen, a talented autistic boy who has an artistic gift (Sacks 196), to Bennett, a surgeon ... Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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The cases are interesting, but I wish the writing was in more laymen terms. Found myself skimming the passages that were impossibly academic. Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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Certainly interesting, but written so drying you're bored in the tedium between stories. Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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Collection of case studies/essays on rare neurological and psychological conditions. My favorite was "To see and not see" about a middle aged man, afflicted with dense cataracts and nearly blind since ... Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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I feel like I am a terrible person for not liking this book more. I liked the stories, but felt like most of them went on too long and were too meandering. I just can't get down with Sacks' writing ... Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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Another book of interesting clinical case studies by the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat. The most interesting story here was "The Last Hippie" of a deadhead who suffers a brain ... Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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Skimmed this through looking for a bigger deeper point, other than just the anecdotal illustrations of how disease/disabilities create overcompensation resulting in extraordinary abilities. The boko ... Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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I've always wanted to read something by Oliver Sacks (the doctor from Awakenings). I also wanted to read about autism or Temple Grandin. One of the “tales” in the book focuses on Temple, another ... Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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Another excellent Oliver Sachs book, though not up to the level of "The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat." Here he focuses in detail on several individuals afflicted with neurological conditions ... Read full review

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

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Some stories were funny, others dry, but almost all were unbelievable true stories that Sacks encountered as a Psychologist/Psychiatrist (not sure which one). Read full review


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