Jem Lester

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Average rating: 4.11 · 4,939 ratings · 705 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Shtum

4.11 avg rating — 4,934 ratings — published 2016 — 26 editions
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Cisza

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2016
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The Mother of Invention

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Jem Lester and 1 other person liked Jake's review of Shtum:
Shtum by Jem Lester
"This is such an important book. I loved the likes of The Curious Incident and the slew of books of the genre that have followed, but it began to feel as if the Autism in the books was glamourised, used as the SP, became a genre in itself.

I now work " Read more of this review »
Jem Lester and 8 other people liked Chihoe Ho's review of Shtum:
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"Many fiction narratives involving autism tell it from the point of view of autistic characters. Not many have been as successful in staying with me as much as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with its wide-eyed clarity and distincti" Read more of this review »
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Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
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THE HAT by Georgie Logan
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More of Jem's books…
“Words become meaningless if you don’t tell your truth and they become weapons if you try to tell someone else theirs.”
Jem Lester, Shtum

“If you have one foot in the past and the other in the future, you piss on the present.”
Jem Lester, Shtum

“It's not words. It's not words.

It's actions.

But you don't see with your eyes, like every other fool you see with your ears. You heard love from Emma, you heard devotion from Emma, you heard yourself tell yourself that you love Emma,

but what did you see?

What did you do?”
Jem Lester

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