|Plot Summary of Like Color To The Blind|
|" Autistic author Donna Williams never knew what it was to feel her hand and her leg at the same time let alone experience herself and other person within one moment of processing. Nor did she know the difference between real felt communication and the push button learned 'talking doll' responses and caricatures that made up almost all of her so called 'purposeful' communication and actions with others.
Now, in her new relationship with Ian, an asexual man with 'multiple personalities' and somewhere on the Autistic Spectrum, finding out what is real from what is not becomes their life's quest.
With hilarious and reckless results they develop an NLP like strategy called 'checking' which appeals only to the feeling part of the brain and gets around stored learned responses. The results are that they throw out much of the household furniture, their clothes, the contents of the cupboards and then realize they want to be married (but fail to check that it is actually to each other!) so, within a two week very autistic marriage preparation, they recklessly marry one another.
camel, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Like Color To The Blind|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental illness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
- a bit retarded
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- missing body parts/abilities
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Commentary on society?
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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