About this book
Narrated by a 15-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions.
Paperback treatment for one of the most talked-about books of 2003. Haddon's stunning tale - a crossover for both the adult's and children's markets - is written from the viewpoint of a 15-year old Asperger's sufferer and transcends the usual crime mysteries by cleverly playing on the minutiae which occupy such a large part of the narrator's life. Film rights have been sold to Warner Bros. "Exceptional by any standards ... Both funny and deeply moving" "Sunday Telegraph"