This was my first Kurt Vonnegut book, print or audio.
I really liked it. BUT I can see were It would not be for everyone. The writing style might be to confusing or weird for everyone.
I would defiantly read/listen to another one of his books, when I'm in the right mood.
The story was well developed and I didn't know how it was going to end , well till the end. I found myself laughing out loud sometimes, and other times mouthing "what the f$%k".
I loved this book. I got it for a daily deal, and so glad I did.
I know it was written in the 70's, but you really couldn't tell. I thought at some points it had a Night side by Simon Green vibe. If you like that series I think you will like these. Not the plot or story, I don't know to describe it. The journey screen could have been in one of his books easy.
Cleaver, comical and well thought out writing. It's not really long, but it doesn't need to be. He captured the feeling he was going for without adding a bunch of BS.
I listened to this book like watching a movie. The narrator was great. I'm on the third one now.
I would listen to more books narrated by Tom Picasso.. Probably wouldn't read anymore book by Naoki Higashida.
I enjoyed listening to this book, from the perspective of this ONE autistic child.
HOWEVER, to say this was written solely by him, I feel is pushing it a bit. If so, it would have taken years. The sentences and stories are very complex and sometimes long. I'm not saying mentally he couldn't come up with these answers, but he was pointing at a select group of flashcards. There was probably a good amount of interpretation and editing by the family.
I also didn't like how it was said no two autistic children are the same, but its repeated many times how this and that are how it is. I don't even has an autistic child and it was bothering me.
Having said that, if you can get over the fact its a paraphrased interview with contradicting views. It was a very interesting listen. It gives insight on things that could be going on with your child, or just a fascinating view into HIS mind.
Narrator was okay.
Story seemed a little blah, almost like it was written by a teenager. It wasn't bad, but wasn't great.
First off the narrator is amazing. She’s got a range from 7 year old to ninety year old, different genders and accents. She read the book how we all want to be able to read it in our minds.
This book is both sad, happy, funny and something to learn from.
Cee Cee is an adorable character you fall in love with right away, but my favorite character would have to be Mrs. Culpepper, but that maybe because I hope I’m just like her in 20 years. ;)
A must read.
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