I wasn't sure what to expect from the book. I bought it because I love the narrator's performance which didn't disappoint me at all. The story itself was okay but about half way through I was anxious for the story to end.
Could use further editing. And the atheistic bits were completely gratuitous, adding nothing to the story.
I throughly enjoyed Christopher's many explanations and his different perspective. Those insights were worth the read by themselves. I also empathized when Christopher became overwhelmed or confused. However, I felt that the portrayal of Christopher as having no feelings at all for others was inaccurate and unfair to people with autism. Not being able to express or adequately process feelings is not the same as not having them. I also didn't understand the point of having him a carry a knife everywhere. Overall, the book had some very good moments but lacked heart. I enjoyed Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project much more.
Psychology and Biology nerd. Chemistry enthusiast. Fan of good research-based science books, comedies and crime.
Others had recommended this to me, but I was still surprised by how brilliant this was. Just outstanding. The writer gets the "voice" (and the narrator, the voice) right every time.