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The Universe Versus Alex Woods (2013)

by Gavin Extence

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (DemetriosX)
    DemetriosX: Very similar narrative voices. Alex understands human emotion and interaction better than Christopher and is therefore a bit more naive, but both are a kind of modern Holy Fool exploring a world that doesn't always make much sense to them.
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Plus half a star. Enjoyed it a lot. Lot's of good science, plot kept up the interest despite starting with the ending, nice characters to spend time with and a gentle pace. A good outing for humanism. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | May 27, 2018 |
Copertina, titolo e sottotitolo non c'entrano una cippa con la trama, da denuncia per truffa. Il romanzo è splendido, meritava un trattamento migliore. ( )
  LaPizia | Aug 3, 2017 |
Wonderful. Deep and thoughtful but with lots of laugh out loud comedy. Started off feeling it was very similar to a curious incident of a dog at nighttime and it is as a compliment but it is also so much more. Beautiful and sad and one I'll be recommending again and again. ( )
  boobellina | Jul 12, 2017 |
Wonderful. Deep and thoughtful but with lots of laugh out loud comedy. Started off feeling it was very similar to a curious incident of a dog at nighttime and it is as a compliment but it is also so much more. Beautiful and sad and one I'll be recommending again and again. ( )
  boobellina | Jul 12, 2017 |
Extraordinary story that was brimming with humor and compassion ( )
  Soulmuser | May 30, 2017 |
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Young man, off kilter,
meets ethical dilemma
and finds his centre
(Bruce Gargoyle)

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"Alex Woods was struck by a meteorite when he was ten years old, leaving scars that marked him for an extraordinary life. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, he hasn't had the most conventional childhood. When he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count. So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing ..."--From publisher description.… (more)

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