Wednesday, September 25, 2013

House Rules

Some folks may think of Jodi Piccoult as more of a genre writer, fluffy stories etc. Maybe she’ll never be considered a heavyweight but I enjoy the books of hers that I’ve read so far.

House Rules is an excellent read. I don’t want to give away too much but as a parent of a child with Asperger’s – Piccoult nails so much of what it can be like.

When Patti read it (and I was almost reluctant to let her! I don’t control my wife’s reading but I do on occasion either strongly recommend or discourage her on a book, tv show etc.) she said she had to read the ending first to see if she could really read the book. I can never do that.

Reading is so much about the journey and the words and images used to take us readers on that trip. But I do care about plot and if I know exactly where it is going, then I lose interest in some of the other stuff and might not finish.

It’s a long book but worth it. I don’t know; if you don’t know or love someone with Asperger’s or Autism maybe it won’t mean as much to you.

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