Thursday, December 21, 2017

The River of Consciousness - Oliver Sacks

This is a collection of Oliver Sacks essays bought together at the end of his life.  It covers a variety of areas that interested Oliver Sacks.  A neuroscientist, he was widely read and interested in most fields of science and this little book was a reminder of what an interesting, smart  and witty man he was and how his presence will be missed.  It was interesting to read about how he read old texts and research to learn about phantom limbs, his essay on common memory was fascinating and his admiration for Charles Darwin made me a fan of his fanboy fascination.  3/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

Sacks was indeed an interesting man, and he opened up a whole new field of study in medicine and science.