Here's an interesting one for you.
I don't think I've ever found a book so difficult to read but I persevered anyway.
It may have had something to do with the fact that I only read in bed, late at night when I'm tired.
It's a book about a child who has Asperger Syndrome ( I think !) - written sometimes by the child himself, sometimes by others like the boy's father and grandfather - whose father was killed in the tragic event that has come to be called simply 9/11.
It's quite difficult to know who is telling the story sometimes and it soon becomes clear that the Asperger's/ Autism is something that has been handed down through the family.
One of the reasons it is hard to read is the way it is written.
I have tried to scan some pages to show you but I'm afraid the book is quite thick so it was difficult to keep out the light and this has made the scans poor quality and difficult to see. (but clicking on them to enlarge them will improve your view tremendously ).
Do you see what I mean?
The punctuation is altered so there are no paragraphs and no new lines for a new speaker in conversations so the reader has to sort it out for themselves.
Then there are pages like the ones below.
or like this
So you can see that it a very different book but worth the challenge of reading it.
I don't know if I understood it completely.
It helps to discuss it with someone else who has read it and perhaps seeing the movie of the same name would be interesting too ( and make it easier to understand - as long as the movie stays true to the book )
but although rereading it would also probably help, it's not something I want to do.
Not exactly light entertainment but worthwhile.
I'd be very interested in your thoughts if you have read it too.