Oliver Sacks Writing Styles in Hallucinations

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Perspective

The novel is written in first person or third person view, depending on which story is being told in the novel. As a narrator, Sacks is highly intellectual, giving information that tends to be extremely technical. He has experience in the neurological and medical fields, and as such, can get bogged down in his technical descriptions, but at the same time, these are necessary to provide a basis for the understanding of hallucinations. Simultaneously, Sacks has extensive personal experience in many areas, including migraines, drug use, sleep deprivation, elderly hallucination issues, and hallucinations due to various neurological diseases. During his discussions of his own personal experiences, Sacks is an engaging writer, with enough wit and humor to keep the reader interested, and yet enough technical information to really explain the base of his arguments. His bias, obviously, tends toward the scientific explanation for all hallucinations, but he backs...

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