Anthony Daniels

Beyond the Stink Bomb Stage

Uncle Tungsten: Memoirs of a Chemical Boyhood


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There are few writers more beguiling than Oliver Sacks, although I have known some people who found him just a little too beguiling, as if he were more of a magician or salesman than a mere searcher after and recorder of the truth. There is something in us – could it be envy? – that resists a man whose writing is brilliantly clever and at the same time immediately accessible.

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