Hi, I am interested in people's opinions of the book "A curious incident of a dog in the night time" which I have just finished reading.
I found it very powerful but I wonder would many people with Aspergers?/ Autism relate to the character in this book?
I ask from the perspective of someone who is still trying to figure out if the Aspergers diagnosis fits for me. To me while he makes sense to me and I can relate to parts of it, it feels far more pronounced than I am. Wondered on the opinion of other people who are on the spectrum, have you read it? Can you relate? Any other points?
You might find this article interesting regarding autism cliches and stereotypes in popular culture. 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' and 'The Rosie Project' come in for particular scrutiny. I think the author of the article sums up my own views on these books very well...
The Autistic View of the World is not the Neurotypical cliche
Yes I read this article a while back and I it summed it up for me too. I half listened to the 'dog' story abridged on the radio, I found it really dull and one-dimensional. And, as usual, it proffered a male-and-maths stereotype. Many autistics are female and polymath.