David Mitchell, The Reason I Jump and Cloud Atlas
The illuminating adventure of a misfit in a world where autism is so ordinary there isn't even a word for it. Elemental Island is thought-provoking, compassionate and recommended for readers of all ages, with or without 'Social Syndrome'.
Tony Attwood, Minds and Hearts Clinic, Brisbane, and author of The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
I read many manuscripts, but very occasionally, there is one that totally captivates me and that is the case with Elemental Island. I have absorbed every word with great pleasure, a delicious meal that needs to be savoured and cannot be hurried...The exciting and humorous storyline will captivate the reader and also change and enhance our perception and understanding of the challenges faced by those who have an ASD. Fiction can create a paradigm shift more effectively than facts.
Dylan Hamilton, aged 11, blogger, Book Walrus
This is a great book for people who have Aspergers because it creates characters and a world that feel real and are easy to relate to. It's also just a great book. So buy it!
This quick futuristic tale encourages autistic and neurotypical readers alike to venture beyond their comfort zones.
This long and meaty sci-fi novel is full of imagination and interest, and its reversal of 'normality' means that readers with Asperger's will be able to relate happily to the majority of people on Elemental Island...a thought-provoking novel with lots to commend it, and it will be of real value to all those who feel themselves to be outsiders.