Under the Eye of the Clock

Under the Eye of the Clock

The Life Story of Christopher Nolan

eBook - 1988
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Christopher Nolan's injuries at birth left him severely disabled and handicapped; he was entirely paralyzed and unable to communicate, but he had so much to say and was burning to express his innermost thoughts and ideas and share them with the world.

Nolan's autobiography told in the third person through a narrator named Joseph Meehan is an astonishingly lyrical and inspired work, filled with powerful description and touching moments of triumph, sadness, anger, and above all disarming wit. Nolan's story has a touching and breathtaking intensity, whether recounting his battle with local authorities to attend an ordinary school, going on a "normal" vacation, or his ultimate triumph of finally being able to share the insight and whimsy of his inner world.

Filled with linguistic puzzles, this bestseller in Britain and the United States and Whitbread Prize winner features a unique voice that comes from a deep place many will never understand, but that is enrapturing nevertheless.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1988, c1987
ISBN: 9781611458145
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Mar 20, 2017

Surely a remarkable achievement by Nolan in view of the tremendous obstacles he had to overcome, in some degree paralleling that of Helen Keller. Perhaps most impressive is the indomitable spirit of Nolan, boy and man. An inspiring true story. And yet, why only two stars?
First, because the story doesn't really go anywhere; Nolan succeeds in finding ways to communicate and he gains admittance to good schools. End of story. And then there's his all-singing, all-dancing, all-encompassing, allegorical alliteration ..... any pairing, however far-fetched will do. After the first fifty pages of that, it becomes tiresome.

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