My sister-in-law and many friend's children have been diagnosed with Aspergers or other "autistic spectrum" disorders. I knew, intellectually, that they saw the world differently, but this novel beautifully illustrates that difference.
Solid performance, wonderful writing, I recommend this to anyone who wish to see the world from a new point of view.
Such a great book! Everyone is so believable, and so flawed, yet so sympathetic. The author is terrific at bringing the reader inside the head of someone who experiences his world so differently from the rest of us.
This book is interesting and the narrator is fantastic. I laughed out loud throughout the recording. Mind you there are serious parts as well. A good book and a great reader.
Too wierd, too autistic for me. I thought I burned the cd;s wrong but this guy starts the chapters in prime numbers only. Hard to get in to and altho I would like to know the ending, the book was just too irritating for me to listen to any more.
When I purchased this book I had no clue what it was about...just chose it off the best seller list b/c I was intrigued by the title! A good story and even better to listen to. The story itself was wonderful - I had much sympath for all of the characters. My son has some of the same issues as the character, so I completely understand the mother's frustration. I also am more sympathetic to the the child's thought process as well. It is a quick listen and you can't go wrong. Enjoy!
Wow, this is a terrific book, even if you have no interest in or knowledge of autism. I bought it because I love dogs so the title intrigued me. It's told from the point of view of a 15-year old autistic child and it's a masterpiece at conveying his view of the world in a sympathetic and interesting way. And you find yourself rooting for him to succeed at the difficult tasks he attempts. You will really gain an understanding of how autistic minds work from reading this. The narrator does an outstanding job as well, which makes it a very enjoyable listen.
This book is the perfect example of a book that must be heard.
The reader made a wonderful character come alive in this sad and funny tale of a child with Asperger's
I would love to follow Christopher in his future
Through the eyes of the protagonist, an adolescent borne with cross of Asberger's Syndrome, I see a huge world fraught with dangers, loud noises, uncomprehension and great desire to set things "right." Oh, Gee...could it be a wonderful part of me? Oh, yes, I think. Via his sales of hardcopy and audio, I'm so glad I'm not alone. I only wish Christopher could know this too. What a fine sleuth he is. Excellent reader.
Love this book! It made me more tolerant of mentally disabled people. At times, the repetition began to get on my nerves, as I'm sure the character got on the nerves of his father and acquaintances"!