Sunday, May 13, 2007

Book I'm Reading

I've started reading The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon.

It's science fiction, taking place approximately 30 years from now. It's an update of Flowers for Algernon, but with an autistic protaganist who is offered a procedure to make him "normal." Will he undergo the procedure?

It's a wonderful description of an ASD life, by a non-ASD writer (as far as we know). The Description near the beginning of Lou, the main character, on his way to work and at work struck so closely to my own feelings and sensations.

I'd like to hear from any other ASDs who have read the book.

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