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August 29, 2006



It does indeed sound good. I've owned this for a few years now and still haven't read it. I loved Haddon's The Curious Incident of DNT so I thought I might like this but gradually it kept getting pushed farther and farther back on my bookshelf. I'll have to read this one sooner rather than later.

Lisa Guidarini

Booklogged, thanks so much for your kind comments. Let me know what you think of the Haddon. I can't wait 'til it's published and I can read more reviews. I haven't seen much else about it yet but it won't be long, surely.


Followed a link from jenclair and glad I did. I loved "Curious Incident". You wrote such a nice review that I'm going to add Haddon's new book to my list. So glad he's written another one.

Lisa Guidarini

I'm going to have a search around to see what other articles, etc., Haddon's written. I just adore his style. He's more funny in A Spot of Bother, unless I just didn't notice curious incident being funny at all. Sometimes I have trouble seeing a certain sort of humor that's couched in depressing sorts of situations. It can go right past me, even having a somewhat decent sense of humor (as I believe I do, or hope I do)! Hopefully there's more writing "out there" by Haddon and I hope to locate it.


Loved "the curious incident" and would read anything by Haddon as a result, so it is nice to know it gets such a glowing review.

Lisa Guidarini

OH, it is! It's excellent. It's one of those you hate putting down and can't wait to get back to. I loved his "curious incident" too, and this one's in a very similar vein. I hope he's planning to hurry and write a third!


This sounds really good! Can't wait to get hold of it!

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