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Books: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder RobisonMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a moving memoir about living with Asperger’s syndrome. John Elder Robison, who wasn’t diagnosed till he was 40, describes a … Continue reading

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It’s unusually ha-ha with Pinto’s "Em and the big Hoom"

Jerry Pinto’s “Em and the big Hoom” (2012) is a beautiful book that takes a brutally honest look at the world of a Goan boy living with a mentally ill mother in Mumbai. Em (the mother) and big Hoom (the … Continue reading

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"In Evil Hour" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I can’t say I have read everything Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote, but “In Evil Hour” (La Mala Hora) doesn’t seem to be his best work. First published in 1962 (in a bowdlerized version that Marquez disowned), it is now considered … Continue reading

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Manu Joseph’s "The Illicit Happiness of Other People"

I’d heard so much about Manu Joseph’s comic prowess that the unexpectedly dark “The Illicit Happiness of Other People” (2012) came as a surprise. No, I haven’t read his debut novel yet but his second work of fiction is best … Continue reading

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