Sunday, February 3, 2008

Born on a Blue Day

For most people, numbers are only useful. There are some people who find mathematics elegant, but probably few who find individual numbers beautiful in the sense that Daniel Tammet sees them: each richly layered with shape, color, texture, and emotion. Tammet has an intimate and personal sense of the numbers 1-10,000, with prime numbers acting as especially bright, smooth, guideposts in his mental landscape. High-functioning on the autistic spectrum, Tammet's memoir is split between struggling with the social impairments of his condition and exploring and sharing the amazing gifts it bestows. To read my full review, please visit my blog

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bought this book as soon as it came out in paperback....I am so looking forward to this memoir. I do a lecture on Tammet and synesthesia in my psychology class.