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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.show more
If you think that this book is just about the life of an autistic boy, you'd be right. But don't think its easy, Christopher Boone has one of the most awkward lives on the planet. Even though he cannot fathom feelings and emotions, he knows every prime number up to 7, 056 and he knows how to solve even the most difficult maths questions in the world. Read this book, it will give you a new view of the world of autism.
I found this book really hard to get into and actually gave up at about 60 pages to the ending, and giving up on a book is very hard for me to do. However, it wasn't the usual style of book that I would usually go for. I'm more of a Marian Keys fan, but decided to give the book a go after hearing so many people raving about it after reading the book. But I have to say that the Autistic focus is brilliant and you really do get a good perspective from someone who suffers with Autisim.
I read this book after I had read A Spot of Bother which I thoroughly enjoyed and laugh through. This book is totally different. It is narrated by 15 year old Christopher who has Asperger's syndrome and when a neighbours dog is murdered he starts investigating and narrowing down the culprits. Read my full review at http://www.ourbookclub.net.au/LiteratureAndFiction2011.php
My lecturer mentioned this book to me - at first it was a bit difficult to get past the stream-of-consciousness type of narration, but once I got used to it it appeal to my greatly. This is a very unique story and one of the best books I've ever read. I highly recommended.