Friday, 9 March 2012
Not really a review
So I bought the book and powered through it. It was good. Absolutely not useful in a "I want to learn about asperger's" kind of way, but a good novel. This would be the sort of book that I would suggest giving to somebody who is afraid of the label asperger's. I don't know who that person is since I don't hang around with idiots much, but I'm sure they exist.
The main character didn't have much character. A person who has ASD might present a bland facade, but I know for a fact that there is a hell of a lot going on under the surface. This was not reflected at all. In my experience people with asperger's inwardly struggle with things in a way that was not even hinted at in this book. Like a swan placidly gliding on the surface of the water but frantically paddling beneath where nobody can see.
I just finished reading the book, so perhaps my opinion will change upon rumination, I'll let you know.