Two books I read lately that I need to make mention of. First is Kate Morton’s The Secret Keeper.
I read The Forgotten Garden a few years ago, and upon reading this offering, I realized why I waited so long to read her again. She’s a talented writer, but DAMN if it doesn’t take her 200 pages to get warmed up! The last half of the book was excellent, though. So if you don’t mind a plodding buildup, I would say it’s worth your time.
Also read recently is Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Set in London, it is a story told from the point-of-view of an autistic teenager, and I would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone affected by autism, or anyone interested in reading a great book, really. I found it on this list (one of the best book lists I’ve ever read), and it is simply beautiful. Haddon is a genius at illustrating the way the boy’s mind works from the inside, and provides a completely original perspective on this affliction. Fascinating.
I don’t have much time, so I wanted to leave you with this piece of perfection from Curious Incident:
And outside the window was like a map, except that it was in 3 dimensions and it was life-size because it was the thing it was a map of.