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Well written, accessible and thought-provoking,
This review is from: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador) (Paperback)
This book is written in a beautifully accessible and entertaining style; it is also moving, funny and tragic in equal measures.
Consisting mainly of short stories relating patient 'oddities' that the author has treated in his long career as a neurologist it manages to come across as anything but a list of dry case histories. The inclusion of the emotions of the patient as they deal with their difficulties and the reactions of the author keep this book human rather than academic.
Although this is a recommended book for undergraduate students of various disciplines, it should not be discounted as a mere informative reader because of that. Anyone interested in stories of the human condition or those with a fascination/awe of the human brain will find this intriguing, engaging and interesting.
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2013 21:46:46 GMT
Fran S says:
An "academic" friend had recommended this book but gave no further information. This review has been useful, especially since I am non-academic and did not want to spend money on a book which after 10 pages would end up on the shelf or a Charity Shop. This review has decided me to get the book without fear that it will be too dry. Thank you.
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