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User Review  - Monkeypats - LibraryThing

Out of seven stories, I enjoyed five. I think the book would have been better served with only five stories anyway as it was extremely dense and could not be considered a fast read by my standards ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I've known for many years I wanted to read something by Sacks - now I know I want to read everything by him. His focus is on the case histories, well, actually, on the people. Only by getting to know ... Read full review

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User Review  - gregorybrown - LibraryThing

This was my first experience of Oliver Sacks, and he's a fascinating writer. You can smell the imprint of The New Yorker on him, dipping in and out of direct reportage and contextual situation. But at ... Read full review

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User Review  - les121 - LibraryThing

Absolutely fascinating! Oliver Sacks powerfully demonstrates humanity's ability to adapt, and even thrive, in face of neurological disorder by presenting thoughtful and remarkably sensitive portraits ... Read full review

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User Review  - SweetbriarPoet - LibraryThing

I loved this book. Mostly because I think interdisciplinary studies/perspectives lead to breakthroughs in research. An amazing neurobiologist and an amazing writer, Sacks takes us into his work life ... Read full review

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User Review  - michellebarton - LibraryThing

Oliver Sacks provides a fascinating look at several cases of neurological damage or disorder in extremely interesting people. I found the discussion of how difficult a transition it is for a person ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I'm not quite sure how to rate this book. A number of chapters were incredibly interesting, while others were quite dry. The chapter about complete color blindness is very interesting - it shows just ... Read full review

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User Review  - peachnik - LibraryThing

Sacks writes with intelligence and empathy. By profiling these 7 people of obvious disabilities, yet extrordinary or unusual abilities, he also helps us to understand those among us who we might have ... Read full review

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User Review  - sgerbic - LibraryThing

Reviewed May 2008 Another great Oliver Sacks book. You know the stories are compelling when you find yourself telling people about them. I had to bite my lip many times while riding with the kids, to ... Read full review

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Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this book explores more cases of neurological disorders that Sacks has encountered during his career.


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