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jr3083
Jan 17, 2020jr3083 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
There is something that makes you slow down your reading when you realize that the author whose work you hold in your hand has little time left to live. When the author is as much published as Oliver Sacks is, you read with the hollow knowledge that you will not hear this narrative voice, or be drawn into this same narrative world again. This small, beautifully produced hardback, contains four essays written in the last years of his life - and indeed, the final essay, 'Sabbath' was written within weeks of his death from metastasized liver cancer, stemming from a rare melanoma in his eye.  The essays are only about 8 to 10 pages in length, and you could read all four in one sitting if you wanted to. But to read them in a rush would feel somehow irreverent, and lacking in grace. For my complete review, please visit: https://residentjudge.com/2020/01/17/gratitude-by-oliver-sacks/