It’s no secret that I love Oliver Sacks, and so I leapt at the opportunity to review his autobiography over at Shiny New Books. It’s also the Radio 4 Book at Bedtime book this week, so I’m told, so one or other of those things ought to tempt you!
As usual, here’s the beginning of my review (and I’m even experimenting with the weird quotation box this design has) – but you can read the whole thing at Shiny New Books:
Oliver Sacks’ works are pretty much the only non-fiction books I read that aren’t about literature; for over thirty years he has been writing accessible books about all aspects of neurology, from The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat to Hallucinations. Recent news that he has a terminal illness has saddened his many fans, and brought his name to new people. For those wanting to know more about him and his work, his autobiography is, of course, an excellent place to start – and is no less an achievement than his other books.