Dr Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to neurological disorders: people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love, who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities, and yet are gifted with unusually acute artistic or mathematical talents.
These brilliant tales illuminate what it means to be human.
Reviewed by Grant McIntyre in Slightly Foxed Issue 79.
The Man Who Stopped at Nothing
Some writers lead us into lives we’d never otherwise imagine; Michael Herr, writing on the fear and madness of war, was one; Thomas Merton on monastic seclusion, another. Oliver Sacks was one as...Read more