3 weeks ago
Quick story: An old friend, chanced upon an impromptu meeting, was reading another work of David Eagleman. Knowing me to be a fellow avid reader, she started gushing about his works, and mentioned how excited she was to read more of what he had to say, particularly in Incognito.
That's how I happened to pick up this title. I knew from the description, that if I was a person of human structure(albeit specialising in tiny humans now, Alhumdullilah), I was going to find this book interesting.
And I did.
Going through this book, was like a journey through the unmapped trail of our minds, particularly the little known caves, the cobwebbed dungeons, the unmarked puddles.
You emerge wet with wonder.
It was like sitting in front of a mirror, when the mirror begins to tell you how every freckle, grain and molecule in the body works to keep this vision of you intact and functional.
As Carl Jung put it, “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” As Pink Floyd sang, “There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me." The writing is easy, and difficult terms are explained to the understanding of a reader who may not be versed well with biology.
It was a ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 read.
Similar book that makes for a riveting read are: Emperor of all Maladies, by Siddharth Mukherjee. It's a biography of cancer, and therefore may be best suited for someone with a functioning medical knowledge. I read it in my final year of medical school and have been wishing to revisit it ever since unitedbookstagramindia booknerd culturetripbooks library bibliophile currentlyreading artstagram cultural booklife bookish thehappynow freelancewriter bookworm bookaholic writer amwriting instabook shelfie aesthetic bookporn whatsinmybag epicreads bookstagramindia lifestyleblogger bblogger booksofinstagram bookphotography goodreads bookrecommendation unitedbookstagram