Book Reviews of The Island of the Colorblind

The Island of the Colorblind
The Island of the Colorblind
Author: Oliver Sacks
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ISBN-13: 9780375700736
ISBN-10: 0375700730
Publication Date: 1/12/1998
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Island of the Colorblind on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Non-fiction. Part travelogue, part science, by the neurologist who wrote Awakenings. Fascinating exploration of total colorblindness on Micronesia islands. Part two, a study of Parkinsonism-like desease on Guam.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fascinating if you love the workings of the brain, yours or anybody else's.
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Not your typical Oliver Sacks book. Instead of vignettes, this is really 2 books in one on the same topic: complete colorblindness. It's more of a travelogue than Sacks' other medical mystery books. I enjoyed the first half of the book, but the 2nd story left me pretty bored.
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This was absolutely fascinating listening. I felt like I got to know the people of the island, their culture, their environment, and a few of the characters. I couldn't believe how fast this reading went and I will absolutely look for more of Oliver Sacks writings.
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Fascinating story of little known facts...islands of colorblind peoples and the reason fot it