A while ago I read Mark Haddon's first book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Which although was actually a kids book it was very well written about an autistic boy. When I heard he has written a second book I was very keen to read it. This time it is not a kids book but a novel based around a pretty normal dysfunctional family. The book focuses on mental illness and I think is very well written showing how family members think someone is being irrational and does not notice that really they need help until it has gone too far.
It is a very enjoyable funny read with a serious subject matter. In an easy to read format - which is an extra bonus for me! Who needs soap opera's with great novels like this.