I'd heard about this book through many channels and it's been on my to read list for some time. I finally managed to find a copy in my local bookstoreI'd heard about this book through many channels and it's been on my to read list for some time. I finally managed to find a copy in my local bookstore and I'm really glad I picked it up.
I've always been fascinated by the mind and the subjects of psychology and psychiatry and so when I heard about this book it sounded like something I'd love. I wasn't disappointed.
Sacks has pulled together some of his most bizarre cases to make this fascinating collection of essays on the complexity of the human mind and the disorders of the right and left brain. Shocking and intriguing, sometimes I found it hard to believe that these disorders actually exist. I just cannot imagine how it would feel to have one of these disorders and have a profound respect for those people who live with them every day of their lives.
I found that the writing sometimes got a little technical and I guess this is because first and foremost Sacks is a doctor. It didn't have too much of an effect on my enjoyment of the book though. It definitely kept my interest throughout and I will be picking up his other works....more