Monday, July 02, 2007

Crashing Through

This is the latest by Robert Kurson, author of Shadow Divers, and it's a good one. It tells the story of Mike May, an intrepid adventurer and entrepreneur who was blinded by a chemical accident at age 3. Supported by a fearless mother and a devoted and beautiful wife, Mike was more active as a blind man than are most sighted people. He refused to allow blindness to restrict his life. Told that medical advances would allow him to see again, he was not sure his life could be better. Eventually his curiousity won out and he had the surgery. The minute his bandages were removed, all the visual stimuli he had missed came flooding in, but his mind did not know how to deal with it. The mysteries of sight and the determination of May combine for a fascinating story.


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