Thursday, February 08, 2007
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I have been told to read this book for some time now and finally got around to it. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon is the story of an autistic child told through his eyes. There are few books I've read that tell the story of an autistic person through his/her words. This one does - it is very interesting - just reading from his viewpoint open new understanding for me and what he can do mathematically almost frightens me!! It was a hard book to read though - it is absolutely amazing how hard his life is with autism and then how it's made even harder by parents that are having affairs, getting divorced, can't get along, etc. I hated the ending - it just left me with no resolution and I really wanted him to have a resolved future with his dad and mom, but all-in-all it was an enlightening read. Went very quickly too - a great, short read.