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The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
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Jan 31, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

The story of Daniel Pecan Cambridge is warm, poignant and beautifully written. The psychologist in me kept working on a diagnosis for Daniel but after a while I just let the impetus of the narrative carry me along. At times this was an extremely amusing novel - at times I found myself moved by Daniel's attempts to connect with other people and overcome his galloping tics and neuroses.

I enjoyed Shopgirl, but was really engaged by this novella. Steve Martin is a great writer - not just a funny guy! At times, I was reminded of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' by the content of this story - though Daniel's version of autism is much milder than the protagonist of Haddon's novel.

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