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the story of an invisible girl
8. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon - This was an audio book I listened to while driving, and the narrator had a great voice and style. Love the title. Fictional first-person story of an autistic teenager. His personality/outlook felt very realistic to me, and I found the story and ideas entertaining.

7. Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman - Sort of a followup to American Gods (which I now must reread), about the two sons of the mischief god. But only one knew his dad was a god. Good book.


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johnridley From: johnridley Date: March 25th, 2008 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Anansi Boys is up near the top of my reading list, though it's more of a vague notion than a list. I should probably make it an actual, written-down thing. Thanks for the reminder.
jebra From: jebra Date: March 25th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed both of those a great deal. I'm particularly fond of Neil Gaiman -- I enjoy stories of "the other world in our midst" and found American Gods satisfied my tastes nicely. Another fun one is Neverwhere.
aiela From: aiela Date: March 25th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
American Gods was one of those books where people either loved it or hated it. I had a hard time getting through it.

However, I *loved* Anansi Boys.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: March 25th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved both those books too!
shakespeare__ From: shakespeare__ Date: March 25th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loveee The Curious Incident...
I had to read it for an english paper, and it was amazing.
You probably missed a little bit of it from just hearing it, because in the book there are drawings, the chapters are prime numbers, etc. I loved it though!
estarsign From: estarsign Date: March 26th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I really thought "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" was great. If you ever get time, I would second reading it in paper form. There are some cool things about it in print you might not get just from a reading.

Apparantly there is a book called "Rules" which also has an autistic character in it if that interests you (being in special ed it of course interests me). I forget the author of the book though, so that might be problematic for finding it!
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