An actual good book about what goes on the head of a savant.
He didn't. He is as boring as the book.
This book presents absolutely no insight about the mind of a savant. It is a story about a shy, nerd, gay guy, like most shy, nerd, gay guys I know. There is nothing special or exciting about this character. You will meet dozens like him in any CS, physics or math departments of any university in the world.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
just short of the Temple Grandin books, which are much more involved and penetrating. There are times in the book when the experiences he describes are incredibly mundane, and in a book so short, one expects more of the dynamic and unusual aspects of Tammet's life. Still, a four out of five.
I always love to hear these "my story" types. It is fun to know other kinds of people, especially the more gifted of us. I am particularly fond of logical thinkers. Unfortunately Mr Tammet ends on a sour note.
Overall, however, not too bad.
The first couple hours of the book were pretty dry, as the author goes into excruciating detail of his childhood, (which I was surprised to learn was not that eventful or interesting). However, his adult life is somewhat fascinating. I had to skip some chapters of the cd of his early years. Also, the cd's are not divided up well at all. The cd will end in mid-sentence.