Donald Glover's favorite books

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Mark Haddon
    Fiction
    3.89 (1,275,998)

    A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

    Donald Glover

    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon is great.

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  • Future Shock

    Future Shock

    Future Shock

    Alvin Toffler
    Social Science
    3.81 (4,437)

    Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

    Donald Glover

    Recommended on Vanity Fair

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  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Jonathan Safran Foer
    Fiction
    3.97 (397,877)

    Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he disovers in his father's closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.

    Donald Glover

    This is great

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