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February 20, 2005

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A savant speaks

In The Guardian, an autistic savant named Daniel Tammet describes how his mind works with really amazing specificity. Fascinating. Go read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,” too, for it is also fascinating and about autistic savants, and has the additional virtue of being a fun murder mystery.

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Posted February 20, 2005 at 10:09 | Comments (2) | Permasnark
File under: Braiiins, Briefly Noted

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I absolutely loved "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime." it was fantastic. Everyone should read it.
Have you read Tom Wolfe's "I am Charlotte Simmons"? I just finished it (rediculously long) and I was totally unimpressed for the amount of writing there was. I was just curious for other people's feedback... and I just happen to know that smart people read snarkmarket, so I suppose this is a good place to ask.

Natalie! Long time no see!

I have not read "I am Charlotte Simmsons," mostly because I suspected I would finish it & be totally unimpressed.

I did, however, thoroughly enjoy Tom Wolfe's other book, "A Man in Full." I don't actually remember very much of the plot -- only that I enjoyed it & felt I learned something.

Seriously though. "Curious Incident." Whatta tremendous book, esp. for being so slim.

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