Written from the perspective of an autistic teenager named Christopher, this wonderful and engaging book is short, easy to read, full of insight, and touching. You will, however, find it irritating at times. But then, what great book isn't?
The plot revolves around the murder of a neighbor's poodle, rather gruesomely discovered, by the teenager. He trys to wrap his mind around who could have done this, and it will come as quite a surprise to the reader who actually committed the deed. But what is even more remarkable is Christopher's way of thinking--totally unlike a "normal" person yet somehow making sense. Filled with puzzles and odd references, this is a book to keep you… Read more
First, it is simply fascinating and a greatly researched book, taking you inside the world of Doris Duke and all that surrounded her. The authors have done a remarkable amount of research and really covered a lot of ground here. There are vast amounts of background on Duke's family and while you might think at first that it's not relevant, just wait for it is.
The book is sad in that it makes you realize that money doesn't buy everything. One thing I don't like about it and other books about this woman, is that they paint a portrait of someone who is completely vapid. Nothing could be further from the truth. Duke was an… Read more
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