Still my favourite book after many years since I read it the first time. The stories range from funny to tragic to amazing and heart warming and you will be left wanting more when you finish.
The narration is executed very well also. The narrator manages to give each character a unique and fitting voice that adds to the experience.
Such an enjoyable and often moving book about patients dealing with neurological impairment. It makes you consciously aware of how hard their lives might be. In some cases, how beautiful it must also be to have their minds.
For myself being in the field of psychology and working with individuals with the diagnoses discussed in tis book it was amazing! So intriguing and fascinating. A little dull voiced at times but still such amazing content.
The examples of patient curiosities were fascinating but the level on which this was written made me wish I were reading it on a Kindle so I could get instant definitions of the vocabulary being used. There was a lot of "doctor talk" which makes it challenging for those not in the medical field.
Yes, definitely. I purchased the print version and as I read it, it became harder to read. I continued the book from the audio edition and it was perfect! The narrator makes it so much easier to understand and grasp the meaning and the tone of the stories. I have never heard a more perfect narrator, definitely give this a try.
I can see why some people either didn't like the book so much, or found it hard to read; because Dr. Sacks sometimes makes one wonder if he himself suffered from occasional epileptic seizures, thus; writing not only in a scientific jargon but also in a Shakespearean poetic manner.
The audio book was a bit hard to follow, I found myself pausing, researching, and rewinding a lot.
But nevertheless, a must read for anybody studying or interested in Neuropsychology in particular.
The magnificent stories make you think about all the blessings that we take their existence for granted.
I have lots of thoughts in my head, one is of atheism. Seems like one is atheist by choice and not born with. I find myself wanting to know more, to see what it takes for one to decide to be one, where another decides to believe.
Having my share of mental struggle myself, the line that most resonated in my mind is: "The lack of social support and sympathy the patients with disorders of hidden senses face, is an additional trial".
I wish I, not only have met Dr. Sacks, but also worked with.
Some stories are surely moving. Started really well but pace was slow in second hour and picked up later. Not gripping like expected to be but satisfying to listen once.