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600 Hours of Edward - Craig Lancaster
600 Hours of Edward
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A 39-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions... show more
A 39-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10 p.m.). But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone. Over the course of a momentous 600 hours, he opens up to his new neighbors and confronts old grievances with his estranged parents. Exposed to both the joys and heartaches of friendship, Edward must ultimately decide whether to embrace the world outside his door or retreat to his solitary ways. Heartfelt and hilarious, this moving novel will appeal to fans of Daniel Keyes’ classic Flowers for Algernon and to any reader who loves an underdog.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781612184104 (1612184103)
ASIN: 1612184103
Publisher: AmazonEncore
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
Series: Edward (#1)
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0 600 HOURS OF EDWARD by CRAIG LANCASTER
When I started this book I was wondering if I would finish it after description, after description of Dragnet's color episodes and the weather. Then the book started getting a little more interesting, and then a little more, until I was fully invested to find out what happened to Edward. I was afrai...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
4.5 600 Hours of Edward
This could have been a very difficult book to read. It's written first person, with a protagonist with Asperger's, OCD - high functioning but with some fairly severe social issues. His wealthy politician father has bought him a house to live in, and for the past 8 years that's what he's done, lived ...
Saph1re's Synopsis
Saph1re's Synopsis rated it
5.0 Book Review - 600 Hours of Edward
As per usual, I’m sat here contemplating my review. I’m agog at how fortuitous it is that I came to read this book. I’m considering whether any of the characters were flamboyant, austere, tenacious, ostentatious, apoplectic, or exceptional. Through this book, I have discovered that I love the words ...
Mercia McMahon
Mercia McMahon rated it
0.0 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster
An endearing story of the struggles of a Montana man struggling with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. This first person narrative from his perspective is told in a repetitive manner than brings across the nature of his daily existence well. A very interesting take on living with a mental illnes...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
4.0
It's so cool to read about my town. Billings, Montana, is not exactly the center of the literary universe, after all. 600 Hours of Edward is a great novel about a man challenged with OCD and Asberger's. I've read this one and the sequel novel, Edward Adrift, and enjoyed both of them. The author, Cra...
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