The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon;

As promised, I am going to start writing reviews on books I have read. If you enjoy reading as much as I do, I hope these posts interest you. Be patient with me as this is my first attempt at something like this. Here we go!

The Speed of Dark is a story about an autistic man named Lou Arrendale. He is offered a chance to try an eperimental “cure” for his condition. He must decide if he should submit to a surgery that may change the way he views the world and the very essence of who he is.

At first, this book was really hard for me to get into. Some points get a little boring and off topic. But, it is so interesting to read life from an autistic mans point of view. The way the world works for him or terrifies him is something that draws you in. There are parts that break my heart, because of how he is treated by society and people he thought were his friends. But, I’m sure that’s how it must be for many autistic people in this world.

I give this a 4/5 rating only because some parts just confuse you and don’t go along with the story.




7 thoughts on “The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon;

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  1. Sounds like something my mom would like. She has a soft spot for psychology and anything having to do with it. The book also reminds me of Flowers for Algernon. A little bit anyways.

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  2. Loved your first book review! Along with the review, can you add a link to Amazon or the B&N website where we can purchase the book? Ready to read the next blog post!


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