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What books by/about aspies have you read?

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message 1: by Scott (new)

Scott Kinkade | 26 comments Mod
To be honest, I've only really read my own work.


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol Hornung | 9 comments Mod
I have read Jodi Picoult's "House Rules," which features a teen boy with Asperger's Syndrome. I thought she did some of the research very well, but it was a little like a man writing a woman's role. No matter how hard she tried, I really don't think she was able to get inside the character's head. There's also a nice little children's series called "Wright and Wong" out of Australia that illustrates the friendship between a girl and a boy with AS. I liked those quite a lot.


message 3: by Scott (new)

Scott Kinkade | 26 comments Mod
Yeah, unless you have Asperger's or spend a lot of time with someone who does, you really don't know what it's like.


message 4: by Carol (new)

Carol Hornung | 9 comments Mod
What are your books about?


message 5: by Scott (new)

Scott Kinkade | 26 comments Mod
Mine? They're sci-fi, mostly steampunk. They chronicle the history that never was.


message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol Hornung | 9 comments Mod
Just attended a sci-fi convention with a steampunk component. Kind of interesting! Are the characters Aspergers?


message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott Kinkade | 26 comments Mod
Not really, though I always put pieces of myself in the characters. I am planning a short story about an aspie who intends to commit suicide. Let's hope I can change his mind.


message 8: by Carol (new)

Carol Hornung | 9 comments Mod
That's a delicate topic - could be quite powerful, though.


message 9: by Scott (new)

Scott Kinkade | 26 comments Mod
It's going to be largely autobiographical.


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