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An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales - Community Reviews back

by Oliver Sacks
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Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it 5 years ago
Too bad there's no bittersweet emoji. (And ironic that a website that dedicates itself to the discussion of books would want us to distill our ideas about a thing made of many words to a little yellow circle. Aren't we all here to avoid this?) Anyway. This is Oliver Sacks love letter to the worl...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it 6 years ago
“He feels he has been given “a whole new world”, which the rest of us, distracted by color, are insensitive to. He no longer thinks of color, pines for it, grieves its loss. He has almost come to see his achromatopsia as a strange gift, one that has ushered him into a new state of sensibility and be...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it 7 years ago
simple while at the same time comprehensive. approachable like Roach, but on a slightly more fluid and cohesive style. However, its approached in a more scientific manner, and thus doesnt make you laugh out loud while riding the T.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 8 years ago
I gave up after two stalled efforts to interest myself. One thing I learned: the description of Tourette's symptoms sounds a lot like some descriptions of autism symptoms. Whether or not that means anything, I don't know.Library copy.
jakubzdanewicz
jakubzdanewicz rated it 9 years ago
Believe it or not but these tales were first written down in a clinical neurologist's notebook, which means they are all real cases of human disorders. Of course there are many neurologists in the world, but there is only one of them who can TELL US there stories in an extraordinary and yet simple m...
Shelly's Book Journal
Shelly's Book Journal rated it 9 years ago
Helen is mess, or so she thinks. She's still pining over her ex-boyfriend Justin, who was cheating on her. She is uninspired and depressed. Her best friend Ayshe is shortly getting married, but in these weeks before the wedding, she challenges Helen to go outside herself in little ways every day....
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 10 years ago
Fascinating stories. I'd be a little leery of going to a surgeon with Tourette's Syndrome, with all the chirping and stuff, but once he started cutting he was supposed to be excellent. I cracked up when the surgeon and the author went rowing and with all the involuntary movements of the surgeon, O...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it 10 years ago
simple while at the same time comprehensive. approachable like Roach, but on a slightly more fluid and cohesive style. However, its approached in a more scientific manner, and thus doesnt make you laugh out loud while riding the T.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it 24 years ago
This book contains an extended, very sympathetic case-study of Temple Grandin, the world's most famous autistic person. I read it when my older son, Jonathan, was diagnosed autistic at age about 10. Obviously, given that it took so long to figure out why he was odd, he isn't that much like Grandin, ...
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