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Children's Fiction Prize Winners Collection - 8 Books - The Book People £8.99 + quidco

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Children's Fiction Prize Winners Collection - 8 Books Pigeon Past by Arthur Ransome The Scarecrows by Robert Westall Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilso…
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Children's Fiction Prize Winners Collection - 8 Books

Pigeon Past by Arthur Ransome
The Scarecrows by Robert Westall
Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
Harvey Angell by Diana Hendry
Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers

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#1
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is a great book especially if you have children or know people on the autistic spectrum :thumbsup: gave me a greater understanding of how my boys minds work :)
#2
cheerleader
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is a great book especially if you have children or know people on the autistic spectrum :thumbsup: gave me a greater understanding of how my boys minds work :)


Yes, I've read it too and made one of his teachers read it - opened his mind/eyes.
#3
cheerleader
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is a great book especially if you have children or know people on the autistic spectrum :thumbsup: gave me a greater understanding of how my boys minds work :)


Disagree.. Thought the book was woeful... Could see what he was trying to do but lack of talent or inherent story stopped him pulling it off. This got an award because of the supposed viewpoint, not the literature.

I think he used Autism to get himself an award and thats a disgrace. Read it and tell me where the story is... The aspect in which it is written is irrelevant.

I respect the people with the disability... I have no respect for this writers ability for creating a weak story and guaranteeing a success by tagging Autism into it.

Good deal on the collection though... voted hot!
#4
Gedfaz;3743090
Disagree.. Thought the book was woeful... Could see what he was trying to do but lack of talent or inherent story stopped him pulling it off. This got an award because of the supposed viewpoint, not the literature.

I think he used Autism to get himself an award and thats a disgrace. Read it and tell me where the story is... The aspect in which it is written is irrelevant.

I respect the people with the disability... I have no respect for this writers ability for creating a weak story and guaranteeing a success by tagging Autism into it.

Good deal on the collection though... voted hot!

if you knew anything about the author you wouldn't have said that as he is on the spectrum himself!!!
suspended#5
:) brilliant book... just made my dad read it last week and he loved it too... my grandads autistic so it did open my mind a bit more. The fact that it is not a complex story only enhances the autism factor, they have very linear viewpoints that make them very susceptible to obsession with the slightest thing.
#6
cheerleader;3743192
if you knew anything about the author you wouldn't have said that as he is on the spectrum himself!!!



But surely you should judge something by it's own merit, not by the disability?
#7
good book, last book I read.
#8
beansy;3743663
But surely you should judge something by it's own merit, not by the disability?

:? i have 2 sons that are autistic & the way the book was written by an author who is autistic made me really see things from the way my boys minds work so yes i have judged on it's own merit & it helps people understand the way a person with asd's mind works :thumbsup: i know a lot of parents with children on the spectrum who have found this book a massive help in understanding their children
#9
black gerbil1;3743691
good book, last book I read.

:lol: we're actually agreeing on something :thumbsup: don't keep it up or people might talk!! :p
#10
cheerleader
if you knew anything about the author you wouldn't have said that as he is on the spectrum himself!!!


Regardless... This is not literature.... If he is a victim of Autism then he has my every sympathy... it doesnt merit a sympathy buy or a sympathy award. if people genuinely like it then thats fine... If they like it to be 'kind' then thats wrong...

This has practically NO story... it is not a piece of literature... it is selling a 'halls of mirrors' experience and is as horrific in a literature sense as Adrian Edmondsons 'The Gobblers'. Stack this up against the work of somebody like John Irving and you realise this is not a viable product except in demonstrative purposes..

Too much sympathy for inadequate product makes standards drop. To be honest, from what I read the Author is not a victim of Autism or is mildly affected, he merely wrote it from the Autism view. It is not the nature of the writing or the view that I talk about... Its the books content.... 50% of it is a sign by sign tour of the London underground and that is dull and unreadable. I appreciate the condition and I appreciate people affected and my love goes out to all... but this book shouldn't have been published at anything less than a reduced price and for charitable causes... which i hope 90% of the proceeds went to the cause.... but i suspect....................... didnt.

I dont really give a rats backside as to whether you think I'm a monster for my view, but this is shockingly bad and I will support autism in any way that supports autism... but this doesnt do that. this encourages using charitable causes for the benefit of the greedy.

Tell me... having suceeded in getting world renown for this... does mark haddon continue to write from an autistic perspective in his next book..... No... the next one is from the point of view of somebody with Cancer (A Spot of Bother). So the Autism theory goes out of the window...

Lets see him make some money out of people who have experienced cancer now eh?

An ambulance chaser of the Nth degree.

My love and good fortune extends to your boys and all victims of these horrible illnesses. To somebody looking for a quick buck by selling the condition? My utter contempt!
#11
cheerleader;3743729
:? i have 2 sons that are autistic & the way the book was written by an author who is autistic made me really see things from the way my boys minds work so yes i have judged on it's own merit & it helps people understand the way a person with asd's mind works :thumbsup: i know a lot of parents with children on the spectrum who have found this book a massive help in understanding their children



Thats great, I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I also have a son on the Autistic Spectrum, thats what caught my eye with this deal.

I still wouldn't defend someones work just because they had a disability, nor would I expect someone to defend mine because of my disability.

So why wouldn't someone have criticised the book just because the author was on the Autistic Spectrum?

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