Monday, 19 April 2004

Curiouser and Curiouser

Last weekend I devoured The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon's amazing book about a boy with Asperger's syndrome. Autism and its effects on language are really fascinating - I think Haddon does a good job of capturing the systematising tendencies and the strict antipathy towards metaphor of Asperger's. Was about to nap when I read the book, but I just barrelled through it, it was that fascinating. It won a Whitbread, and while I didn't have time to read all the books it was up against (as book award judges themselves sometimes admit), it certainly seems a deserving winner.

Incidentally, does anyone know any good novels where a character has aphasia?



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