Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiney. It’s about Asperger’s, origami and marriage – set in New York. Nothing terribly much happens, but it is very brilliant.
June 6, 2017 at 8:54 am
Thank you this sounds right up my alley.
I started that Eleanor Oliphant book yesterday and omg I’m finding it almost painful to read. I winced in recognition at buying the Telegraph just for the cryptic crossword in the first few pages and then it got worse. I asked my husband if he thought it was weird to identify quite so much with such an eccentric and unselfaware character and he gave me a kind but long -suffering smile so there’s my answer I guess.
I’m reading The City and the City at the moment – interesting premise but only ok. I’ve got Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders and Bossypants by Tina Fey in the Kindle sale so looking forward to those.
June 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm
Cindy, surely nobody buys the Telegraph for anything else? It only contained the crossword and some celebrity tittle-tattle the last time I looked!
June 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm
Well exactly, but why go out of your way to buy it just for the crossword? It is the best one though. However, it was more that sparking a kind of benign recognition and then it getting more uncomfortable thereafter x
June 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm
I only buy the Telegraph for the crossword. It is my Saturday treat to test my brain for dementia. Most of the rest goes straight to the recycling.
I read ‘Single, Carefree, Mellow’ last year, and am excited she has written a novel. The stories were fab though. I will wait for the paperback – can’t be doing with hardbacks
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