Touching the Rock Paperback

An Experience of Blindness

by John M. Hull;

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John Hull's meditation on sight, and his loss of it, is a book which changes how you experience and perceive everything around you. 

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Touching the Rock

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The inspiration for the award-winning film, NOTES ON BLINDNESS, in cinemas across the UK from 1 July 2016

Touching the Rock is a unique exploration of that distant, infinitely strange 'other world' of blindness. John Hull writes of odd sounds and echoes, of people without faces, of a curious new relationship between waking and dreaming, of a changed perception of nature and human personality. He reveals a world in which every human experience - eating and lovemaking, playing with children and buying drinks in the bar - is transformed.

Touching the Rock by John M. Hull was published by SPCK in May 2016 and is our 40188th best seller. The ISBN for Touching the Rock is 9780281077472.

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'The incisiveness of Hull's observation, the beauty of his language, make this book poetry; the depth of his reflection turns it into phenomenology or philosophy.'
Oliver Sacks, neurologist and bestselling author (1933-2015)

'He lets us see with no trace of self-pity or self-praise how blindness has become for him a genuine acquisition, an unforeseeably rich gift that has made of him what so few of us are: excellent watchers and hearers of the world . . . triumphant in the teeth of ruin.'
Reynolds Price, American novelist (1933-2011)

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Details for Touching the Rock

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (May 2016)
Edition2nd Media tie-in
Number of Pages216
Thickness197 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
Product Code4445530
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