Autistics Should Avoid ‘Bewilderment’

If I say that after I finished reading Richard Powers’ Bewilderment in just three days I would have thrown it across the room had I been reading the hardcover edition and not an ebook, would it tell you what I thought of it? (Forewarning: at the end of this post, I am deliberately and ruthessly…More

Chasing Bewilderment

When I first learned of Richard Powers’ new novel, I fretted over a character description: “Robbie is a 9-year old boy with Asperger’s-like traits” whose “behaviour grows more unmanageable”—per another source, he is “on the verge of being expelled from third grade for smashing his friend’s face with a metal thermos”. I’ve avoided all reviews,…More