Into the Silent Land : Travels in Neuropsychology
Into the Silent Land marks the debut of an astonishing new voice. Paul Broks draws on his many years as a neuropsychologist to create a unique mosaic of neurological tales, metaphysical parables and autobiographical reflections. He describes ordinary people whose extraordinary situations have much to teach us about chance, compassion and human resilience in the face of adversity. It is a book that penetrates the reader's imagination and lingers in the memory long after the final page.
"The eagerly awaited paperback by Paul Broks, the new star of psychological writing: 'in terms of sheer prose ability he is a modern master.' Andrew Marr, Telegraph; 'Into the Silent Land is rich with disturbing images, eerie characters and wistful philosophical reflections... in terms of sheer prose ability, he is a modern master' Andrew Marr, Telegraph; 'Genius... personal, poetic and truthful. It reads as light as a souffle, yet also has the resonant depth to haunt you for the rest of your days' Guardian; 'A beautifully written addition to brain literature... will mesmerise anyone curious about the mass of goo inside our heads' Time Out, Book of the Week; 'A debut of considerable distinction' Sunday Times; 'Beautifully written and beautifully thought through' Professor Steven Rose"
Paul Broks is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Plymouth and Honorary Consultant in Neuropsychology. His work has appeared in the Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times, Guardian, Prospect and Granta.