Friday, May 16, 2014

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

Kindness. How can we possible repay the kindness of strangers? Do our memories define our identity? David Stuart MacLean’s memoir, The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, goes a long way to explore those questions. The life-altering event that MacLean shares with readers involves what happened following his adverse reaction to an anti-malarial drug called Lariam. Following a blackout in a Hyderabad train station, he awakens with no recollection of who or what he is. Thanks to a kindly train station agent and a police officer, he finds protection and care. He presents his search to figure out who he is with well-written prose and great insight into the formation of identity. Any reader interested in the mind, drug reactions or the ways in which we rely on others to become ourselves will find a lot to enjoy in this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Answer to the Riddle Is Me from

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