• He was asking too many questions and he was asking them too quickly. They were stacking up in my head like loaves in the factory where Uncle Terry works. The factory is a bakery and he operates the slicing machines. And sometimes a slicer is not working fast enough but the bread keeps coming and there is a blockage. I sometimes think of my mind as a machine, but not always as a bread-slicing machine. It makes it easier to explain to other people what is going on inside it.

    Marilyn Herbert, Mark Haddon (2006). “Discusses the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: The Complete Package for Readers and Leaders”, p.70, Bookclub-in-a-Box