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This was written based upon an outline and notes from Oliver Sacks after his death and is quite a bit more rambling that most of Sacks' books. This book is about the brain and quirks of brain processing but is very different from most Sacks' books. It seems the underlying theme is the dysfunction of science blinded by prevalent theories and the old ideas of influential scientists. The book describes how these influences can stymie scientific progress for decades leaving well meaning scientists effectively blind to obvious evidence right before their eyes.
Perhaps this is Sacks' most important book but it was not the most interesting or compelling of his books.
This was worth reading, but I would read everything else by Sacks first.
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Just annoyed but the number of times other books were mentioned over and over again in The River of Consciousness. Overall it lacked the feeling of any original content. Was hoping for more. It was also a compilation/work created for Sacks because he had unfortunately passed before it was completed.