Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
I absolutely loved and adored this book! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Hadon is a wonderful book that is quirky and sweet. I’ve already started passing this book around to my classmates—including classmates that typically don’t read—and everyone has been giving great reviews about it. One of my classmates told me that she ignored her husband just to finish this book in a day.
The story follows Christopher, an autistic teenage boy, who isn’t able to decipher other people’s emotions very well and doesn’t like being touched, but is fond of animals. Christopher goes on a journey to figure out what happened to his neighbor’s dog and ends up discovering secrets that were buried away.
This is an excellent book that gives you a firsthand account of what it is like to be autistic. Sometimes the story wanders in one direction and then another without any warning, but it works so well because that’s how Christopher’s mind works. I found this to be a really great book to read especially in our day and age where it seems like everyone wants to diagnose a child with ADD, autism, or asperger syndrome.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time was a wonderful book. I can see how this isn’t the type of book for everyone and not everyone will probably enjoy it as much as I did, but it is one that I highly recommend!