I am fascinated by the cases the author writes and have always been interested in the blurred line between the neurological and the psychological events that play out as pathologies. Excellent book that probes this phenomena.
This is a book for those who deal with the psychology of people who have problems which are far form ordinary. Some of his conclusions will be argued about by psychologist for a long time.
For the most part, the book was boring and tedious. It just did not appeal to my interest.
I love a good book
I've read this book several times and don't mind coming back to it. It's informative and interesting. Such strange stories about real people and the different neurological illnesses that beset them. Even though it's filled with neurological observations, the author's compassion comes through clearly. He really does care about these patients.
An interesting read that I keep coming back to.
While his stories are very readable and entertaining, this degree of spirituality (or, indeed, any) from a clinician is, quite frankly, disturbing.
Maybe a psych person
This just wasn't for me. I thought it would be more case memoir type stories. It also says it's funny. Found no humor.
This book is decent, but much more existential, and less thorough than Sacks's other works. I highly recommend you check out his book "Hallucinations" instead.
Fascinating stories of strange illnesses fill this book. Unfortunately, I failed to keep in mind when purchasing this book that there would be a clinical aspect to the stories. The author dug a little deeper than I had anticipated; however, it would be a great book for someone who really wants to know the whys, hows, and ifs.
This book was too technical for my interests. It wasn't that it was difficult to understand, but rather, I found the author's constant references to the work of others and the clinical tone were not to my liking. The individual stories were interesting, but there was not enough personal details to engage with them; it felt more like reading a case history than a story about the person's life and condition.