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etakloknok's review against another edition
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Very interesting book.
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This book was emotional for me to read because of how it paralleled my own neurologic hospitalization experience, where I had to reconstruct the happenings of more than a week of my life from stories recounted from friends and family who saw me in the hospital while my brain was too busy being in pain to remember anything that happened. Susannah describes the warped perception and incorrect/false memories vividly and accurately, and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what her diagnosis was. Well written recounting of not only a medical mystery but the incredibly difficulty for everyone involved (and how it is often harder for the observing family/friends than for the patient).
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moonfae444's review against another edition
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This was a fascinating insight into a mind falling apart. Her relief at getting a proper diagnosis can be felt. I enjoyed the writing and her thoughts on her own lack of memory.
Cahalan tells her dire story without an ounce of ego or self-pity. So compelling, I read it in one sitting, often with my hand covering my mouth in anxious dread of what would be coming next.