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Awakenings - Oliver Sacks
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2.50 5
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394716459 (0394716450)
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
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Ruined by Reading
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4.0 Swan Song
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...
Ruined by Reading
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5.0 Locked In
Lock In is an excellent title for John Scalzi’s new novel because it warns you that, as soon as you begin reading it, you can forget about accomplishing anything else. You will just have to finish it to get free. If you’ve read Oliver Sacks’ Awakenings, you will recognize the germ of the idea for Lo...
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies"
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0.0 Awakenings
I have read about half of this book to date. I picked it up not realising it was non-fiction, but it is a fascinating and sad account of people who had spent decades in trance-like states the results of a mystery illness, Encephalitis lethargica. That there have been outbreaks of this possibly viral...
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4.0 Awakenings
Can't recall if I finished this, but had to add it for the humour value. A Hollywood potrayal was quite uplifting, but it's hilarious to read how the original patients behaved every time they gained mobility in short spurts. You need to read the book to realize I'm not ridiculing their condition in ...
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