I just finished up listening to the audio book 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster.
This was one of those books I snagged when new audio books were released with my on line library. I “judged a book by it’s cover” and just got it without reading the description of the book. That’s okay though…this book was good.
The main character in the book, Edward, has Asperger’s syndrome and is highly OCD. The story is told through his eyes completely with all of his little quirks and mannerisms. At times I wanted to laugh and did…at other times I wanted to cry. At other times I wanted to hug people who were good to him and slap the ones that weren’t.
Here’s what Amazon has to say about it, “Edward Stanton is a man hurtling headlong toward middle age. His mental illness has led him to be sequestered in his small house in a small city, where he keeps his distance from the outside world and the parents from whom he is largely estranged. For the most part, Edward sticks to things he can count on…and things he can count. But over the course of 25 days (or 600 hours, as Edward prefers to look at it) several events puncture the walls Edward has built around himself. In the end, he faces a choice: Open his life to experience and deal with the joys and heartaches that come with it, or remain behind his closed door, a solitary soul.”
I recommend this book and so do Amazon readers. They say 4.5 stars…I’d agree. It’s definitely worth your time. While writing the review I found out that there is a sequel called Edward Adrift. I am off to see if my online library has it..I sure hope so!!