Reviews

THE ISLAND OF THE COLORBLIND

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Sacks's fans are in for a treat: This is a magical medical mystery tour of South Sea islands that goes beyond the neurological lore to reveal the good doctor as historian, botanist, environmentalist, anthropologist, and, as always, caring human being. This is really two books. The first is an examination of natives of the Micronesian island of Pingelap, where a high percentage are born without ... Read full review

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Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Sabrina Smith - Goodreads

This book was interesting and did teach me a few things I did not previously know. However it felt unconnected and lacked a substance I was expecting. The ending of it was odd and didn't feel like it belonged. Interesting but I wouldn't recommend it Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Elizabeth Olson - Goodreads

Neuroscience, niche evolution, Micronesian culture, and good advice: never eat a cycad! Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Ragil Larasati - Goodreads

This is more of a daily journal about Mr. Sacks' experience on visiting Micronesia. Quite timid and boring, but it's a great read if you're into highly imaginative narration. Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Manu - Goodreads

Amazing experience Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Rbone - Goodreads

fabulous description of an island and the voyage almost like the romantics used to write Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Garrett Haynes - Goodreads

This is my first reading of Oliver Sacks and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love his mixture of science, mystery, medicine, wonder, awe and adventure. Sure there are times where he expresses contorted ... Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Minako Morin - Goodreads

Of all Oliver Sack's books I've read, I enjoyed this the most. Brilliantly and thoughtfully written. The book is not about a neurological condition or case studies of people with affliction; it's about triumph of human spirit. Inspiring and moving. Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Danna - Goodreads

This is the first time since using Goodreads that I've stepped beyond my stated purpose and logged a book I read before starting my Goodreads list but haven't re-read afresh prior to posting a review ... Read full review

Review: The Island of the Colorblind

User Review  - Natasha Hurley-Walker - Goodreads

A fascinating travelogue and exploration of various rare medical conditions experienced by isolated island populations in the Pacific. Perfectly readable, fairly light, and a nice meld of fact and travel story. Read full review

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All reviews - 94
5 stars - 19
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All reviews - 94

All reviews - 94
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