Saturday, December 31, 2016

Born on a Blue Day

by Daniel Tammet

I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of this book; the part about Daniel's childhood.  And then I didn't care as much and/or the holidays brought on their distractions - company and sickness.   Whatever happened I decided not to finish the last few chapters.

I've read some criticism about the writing but the fact that it wasn't a beautiful work of prose did not bother me.  It seemed more real to Daniel's personality.

Speaking of real.  I read a review that Tammet may not be an authentic autistic savant.  I hope that's not true but I don't care enough at this point to search further.  I may keep my ears poised to discover more but that's it.

1 comment:

Kailana said...

I read this ages ago and don't really remember my thoughts anymore. Clearly it didn't make a lasting impression, but the title sticks with me.