Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Speed of Dark

Elizabeth Moon's 2003 novel is a compelling story of a high functioning autistic man. As with the better known Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the reader gains a real understanding--and appreciation--for the autistic's world. Speed of Dark is set in the near future when a "cure" for autism has just been developed, and human subjects are needed. The pages nearly turn themselves as a plethora of important moral questions are explored. This is a book deserving much wider readership.


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