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Publisher's Summary

On his way to work one morning, Bill Chalmers suddenly discovers that he cannot remember where he is going, what he is meant to be doing or, indeed, who he is. He remembers only one thing, "The Maximum Information in the Minimum Time", his company's motto. But when his memory returns, it is accompanied by a numbness that gradually affects his entire body. As Chalmers chases down the elusive diagnosis of his illness, he descends into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which the more he discovers, the more he realizes what he has already lost.
©2000 Alan Lightman; (P)2000 Books on Tape, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A darkly affecting book." (Publishers Weekly)
"[Lightman] reveals himself to be a highly original and imaginative thinker." (The New York Times Book Review)
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3 out of 5 stars
By deb on 04-21-05

The Diagnosis

A well written book however, the story line is so depressing it was painfull to listen to.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 05-05-05

YAWN!!!

I couldn't believe how boring this book was. The begining is the best part, then it just seems to ramble. I agree that there are many loose ends in the book. And I also agree that there are sad parts. I spent a lot of time rewinding this book. I couldn't stay focused. There was a lot of pointless description. This book just didn't do it for me. Sorry to say, this book is good for falling asleep to.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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