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Genie by Russ Rymer
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Aug 16, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: auto-biography, linguistics, favourites

This is without a doubt one of the most impressive biographies I've ever read. Rymer manages to blend science and literature and philosophy expertly, so that the book sort of defies genre. The story is heartbreaking without being overly saccharine, and the illuminating afterword highlights its impact on the writer, adding yet another level to a fantastically in-depth account of one of academia's most famous stories. I cannot recommend this book enough.

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