Monday, May 3, 2010

600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster

I loved this book. The author articulately describes a man who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome. He is a slave to his rituals and isolates himself from others as much as possible.

Through Edward's eyes, the complicated relationship between father and son is explored, compounded by mental illness. Edward's eventual adjustment to developing relationships with others is shared with the reader through Edward's perspective.

Written with humor and clarity, author has an incredibly well developed understanding of both disorders. I started wondering if Craig Lancaster had been reading my diary...

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