Book Reviews of Awakenings

Author: Oliver Sacks
ISBN-13: 9780060973681
ISBN-10: 0060973684
Publication Date: 11/1990
Pages: 464
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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I love this book!! Dr. Oliver Sacks is one of the most intelligent and resourceful doctors about matters concerning the brain, neurosis, and deseases that effect people such as Parkinson's disease, and most notably post-encephalitic patients with who Dr. Sacks treated. Most notable one patient in paticular, Leonard L. In seeing the movie, in which Robert De Niro played this part, with stark realism, and he did this so beautifully, then reading about the real Leonard L in "Awakenings" I found myself instantly drawn to every area that Dr. Sacks' career.

I strongly recommend this book to all who wish to learn what the real beauty of the inner soul is really about. No matter what is wrong or wrought outwardly, their is Hope and what the beauty of the inner soul has to offer.
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An amazing story.
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Fantastic, fascinating, illuminating. Surprisingy relevant to spiritual growth.