Strangely billed as a children’s book, Mark Haddon tells the story of Christopher Boone, a 15 year old with Asperger’s, who finds a neighbour’s dog murdered, and sets out to solve the case. The book is written as Christopher’s diary, and gives a real insight into the mind of a child with this condition. There are frequent forays into maths and logic, but the emotional detachment is extraordinary – Christopher is seemingly incapable of understanding what other people are feeling. Oliver Sachs (who turned his wife into a hat, or something) found it very funny – I’m not sure funny […]

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