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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime. (No spoiler)
I've just read this book for the second time, and again I thought it was absolutely wonderful. :-)
I didn't know whether I should put this here or in "Parenting", but I plumped for here. ABE - please move this if I got it wrong! :-)
Would anyone who lives with/works with/knows any autistic children and has read the book please tell me how accurate it is?!
I had heard that it was accurate, but I've realised now that I am basing my entire knowledge of autism on this book and the character in it. I know that all kids are unique, so no-one would be exactly the same as Christopher Boone anyway, but I'm interested to know if it's about right.
Thank you in anticipation.
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I am by no means an expert in Autism, however, I do know that there are many types of Autism and Christopher Boone's is only one form - Aspergers Syndrome (sp?)
Each form of Autism has different effects on a person, but in the case of Asperger's, the book is very accurate and if there is such a thing as 'typical autism'- quite typical of that particular syndrome.
I have also read the book and found it very eye opening and uniquely brilliant!
(did you know it was published as a children's book and as an adults book and the only difference was the colour of the front cover - because of the way different colours appeal to adults/children? - I found this quite fascinating!)
I realised Asperger's was something different, but I didn't realise that was what Christopher had. Could you tell that from reading, or was it mentioned somewhere and I missed it?
Thanks very much for your thoughts kags - I find it a very interesting topic and something I'd like to understand better. Speaking to people who deal with it daily seems the best way to me! :-)
Morning acw and all. On the recommendation of my wife, a colleague and finally acw I read this book on the train to Birmingham yesterday. I expected it to be good but I had no idea just how good, it really is an amazingly well written book. I do urge Lore to read it too because it also illustrates the bond between the child and his teacher, the only person with special training to cope with the syndrome. I wanted to cry for all of them at some stage or another. acw � I have the red version and at some point yesterday became aware that Christopher had Aspergers, but I can�t remember exactly how. It�s not in the story, but if it�s not on the back cover it may be amongst the first few pages that quote other people saying how good the book is.
Speed of Dark author's last name is Moon
"Lou Arrendale, well compensated for his remarkable pattern-recognition skills, enjoys his job and expects never to lose it. But he has a new boss, a man who thinks Lou and the others in his building are a liability. Lou and his coworkers are autistic. And the new boss is going to fire Lou and all his coworkers--unless they agree to undergo an experimental new procedure to "cure" them."
Once again, a pretty high-functioning autistic, though I think he's definitely fully autistic,not aspergers.