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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…
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…
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…
Jul 19, 20171aa rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Extremely brief but poignant and simple: from the heart. I had never known - and didn't suspect either - that he was homosexual (at least he didn't make such a big fuss about it).
Oct 29, 2016
Short and lovely. A book I think I'd like to revisit when my death is closer. Thoughtful, simple. I may order it and add it to my "read to me when I'm dying" bookshelf.
Oct 25, 2016Riddlereads rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Gratitude is a quick and wonderful read--just a glimpse into Sacks' feelings on coming to terms with his imminent death and his appreciation for a life well-lived.
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…
Jul 16, 2016thinkingdoc rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Short, lovely, thought provoking read. Written at the end of his life, these short pieces are full of gratitude for a life fully experienced.
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.
Apr 14, 2016kakacurt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent for Seniors or others who onder their mortality.
Apr 06, 2016merci4u rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Like a water in the desert, his words opened my heart silently and surely. Life is blessed to everyone, but it depends on each person.
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.
ktnv
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,…
Mar 02, 2016writermala rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book was good; but I expected so much more from it that I was disappointed. Oliver Sacks's writing is inspiring and life even more so and in death he has shown us how to live.