The Ha-Ha: A Novel

The Ha-Ha - Dave King This book was an easy listen and held my attention. My only complaint is that it seemed to only brush the surface of the complex emotions boiling beneath. This may not be the fault of the author as this version was abridged and I typically avoid abridgements for this reason and the fact that I hate to miss anything when listening to a novel.

I found it interesting to read a book from the point of view of a character who cannot communicate with others via speech or writing and who has isolated himself from society because of his disability. I thought the characters were realistically written, especially Ryan, the wary child and his self-centered mother and liked the fact that none of these characters were perfect.

I still can't figure out why the main character never bothered to learn sign language but then it would have been a different book altogether . . .

All in all it was an interesting read.