600 Hours of Edward
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600 Hours of Edward


A thirty-nine-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.).

But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone. Over the course of a momentous 600 hours, he opens up to his new neighbors and confronts old grievances with his estranged parents. Exposed to both the joys and heartaches of friendship, Edward must ultimately decide whether to embrace the world outside his door or retreat to his solitary ways.

Heartfelt and hilarious, this moving novel will appeal to fans of Daniel Keyes’s classic Flowers for Algernon and to any reader who loves an underdog.

Title:600 Hours of Edward
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:278 pages

    600 Hours of Edward Reviews

  • Jules
    Sep 14, 2015

    As per usual, I’m sat here contemplating my review. I’m agog at how fortuitous it is that I came to read this book. I’m considering whether any of the characters were flamboyant, austere, tenaci...

  • Zoe
    Oct 26, 2012

    Fact : On October 26,2012 @ 8:00 P.M I finished reading "600 hours of Edward" my day is complete,but I won't file the book away , I will want to reread it. Dear Author, I have no complaint,in contrary...

  • ?Julie
    Jul 18, 2015

    A new favorite, 600 Hours of Edward was an absolutely delightful read that hooked me from the first page.  The main character, Edward, is 39 years old and happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome and OC...

  • Robert
    Feb 23, 2013

    For the first time in my life, I actually felt like a hypochondriac. And for a day I thought I had Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, my every movement tracked and accounted for,...

  • ? Jaela ? Killer ? QUEEN
    Apr 21, 2016

    This book was just wonderful. It is a book that makes you feel good; a book that makes you think about life, yourself and others; a book that makes you reflect.The thing that makes me love the books ...

  • TL
    Dec 14, 2015

    “I tried eHarmony, because I liked the white hair and glasses of that guy on the commercials, and his manner was gentle, but eHarmony told me that the system and it's twenty nine levels of compatibi...

  • Holly
    Oct 01, 2012

    5+++ stars.A beautifully written story about a 39 yr old man suffering from both OCD and Aspergers syndrome. I have so many emotions about this book, and I really need a few days to process them all b...

  • Sofia
    Sep 25, 2016

    The Triumph of Connection - Connecting any which way possible.Loved reading this. I've made an Edward shaped place in my heart for him to stay in.Great writing Mr Lancaster, I even came to expect the ...

  • Noeleen
    Oct 17, 2012

    What an absolute little gem of a book! Great characters, great story and so very well written. Loved it! Edward is such an adorable character that you absolutely cannot help falling in love with him. ...

  • Paul O'Neill
    Nov 26, 2016

    I finished this 5-star read at 22:02. I have recorded it on Goodreads and my data is complete. It is my 112th book of the year and it is one of my favourites. I don't cry at books much at all. This bo...

About Craig Lancaster

Craig Lancaster

When Craig Lancaster moved to Montana in 2006, at the age of 36, it was the realization of a dream he’d harbored since childhood, one that he figured had been overtaken by events, as so many dreams are.“I have these incredibly vivid memories of visiting Montana with my folks on family vacations, and following my dad, an itinerant laborer who worked in the oil and gas fields of the West when I was