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Interesting audio book (?) with Autistic character by Jonathan Saffran

(6 Posts)
Davros Mon 25-Jul-05 17:19:56

I just received info about this which is a recording of a story by Jonathan Saffran. I can't see it on Amazon as a book so don't know if its audio only. Sounds interesting:

heartinthecountry Mon 25-Jul-05 21:45:44

It is a book - published by Penguin. here I've just finished it and thought it very good.

Interesting though - nowhere in the book does it mention Oskar being autistic but as I was reading it I kept thinking, this kid has real ASD traits.

Reminded me a bit of Curious Incident but with more of a story beyond the main character's ASD.

Davros Tue 26-Jul-05 09:11:30

Thanks HITC, I think I'll get it. More my cup of tea than RL (scary) stories! Need something after Harry Potter!

heartinthecountry Tue 26-Jul-05 09:44:12

It is a bit pretentious in the way it tries to be 'clever' (you will see what I mean). But if you can see beyond that it is very well written and I found it quite moving.

If you don't mind waiting a bit I can probably get a copy for you .

Davros Tue 26-Jul-05 18:09:48

Oooh, I don't mind waiting at all! Would be nice to have a cryptic lunch..... are you going away at all?

heartinthecountry Tue 26-Jul-05 21:20:15

Not going away but v. busy over next few weeks. Is your email working?

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