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…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 10, 2019dipto_08 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A simple, concise and deep book. As Oliver Sacks reminisces and thanks the contributors to his full life, it gives us, who are so young, time to think about what a good person Sacks was and how we might want to follow him into the open…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 04, 2019TenzingNL rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Short and beautiful memoir of a man reminicising of his past and accepting death. This is my first time reading a book by Oliver Sacks, but through this 45 page piece I feel like I've known him for much longer.
Jul 23, 2018robertafsmith rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Roberta's Pick: Famous for writings such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, this small book of meditations by Dr Oliver Sacks is a beautiful read. Just 45 pages long and published just prior to his death at 82 from cancer, the four…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 23, 2016nofun7notever rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This wonderful book is an interesting middle ground between emotional and stoic, a glimpse into the mindset of someone that is fully aware of their own pending death and their own ambivalence between fear and acceptance. Oliver Sacks is a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 09, 2016sneha rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A short, lovely read.
If you aren't familiar with the work of Oliver Sacks, I would recommend that you read one of his books on his neurological patients (like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) before this one.
Mar 25, 2016klmt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Read 'On The Move' first and then read this very small book of 4 essays remembering that this is the last writing of Oliver Sacks. It is a surprisingly short and very simple read. It reflects a beautiful spirit and a gentleness of age.
Mar 25, 2016ktnv rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A small book, a beautiful read, the last writing of Oliver Sacks.
“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
― Oliver Sacks,…Read moreRead more of this comment