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The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks
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bookshelves: psych, science

It wasn't really what I was looking for, but it was generally quite a fun and interesting read.

It did suffer a bit towards the end though. The second-last chapter is by far the longest (roughly double the average) and is adapted from a journal Sacks wrote about his own experiences losing the vision in one eye. The last chapter branches more out into other people's views on the subject but is still rooted in his own experiences - you get the feeling Sacks contrived the whole book, including the earlier chapters on various vision-related topics, just so he could write about his own.

Still, while that part dragged a bit with all the personal details, I did get a few good facts out of it, and as I said the first half was quite good.

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Reading Progress

December 10, 2012 – Started Reading
December 10, 2012 – Shelved
December 10, 2012 –
page 94
December 15, 2012 – Shelved as: psych
December 15, 2012 – Shelved as: science
December 15, 2012 – Finished Reading

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