Do U like to read book? then read it if u can

@cmsk2005 (1770)
United States
July 22, 2007 12:12pm CST
Awakenings was written by Oliver Sacks a film was also made from this book starring Robin Williams, called Awakenings. The sleeping-sickness epidemic of 1918 caused hundreds of survivors to slip into a bizarre rigid paralysis with similarities to advanced Parkinson's disease. These patients, only occasionally able to communicate or move, were nearly all institutionalised for life, their ranks increasing every now and then with similarly afflicted men and women. want to read the book?
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@Seaclans (215)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I haven't read this book by Oliver Sacks, but I have read others by him about various brain disorders, things like not being able to recognize objects. One is called _The Man who Mistook His Wife For a Hat_. I found them really interesting.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
22 Jul 07
well you will be amazed by this too
@Seaclans (215)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I'm not sure I want to read this one, I saw the movie and it had such a sad ending.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
24 Jul 07
sure, i do. i had been an avid reader but now i had to sucuumb to the material world, can't get much time nowadays. i heard about this book, haven't watched the movie. so, definitely i would like to read the book. for me, books are always more interesting than films. thanx for the reference friend.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I have never read the book but I have seen the movie. The movie was amazing so I could imagine the book would be even better. Books are always better then movies.