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.

4 comments:

Cathy said...

I, too, thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. We read it for our book club.

3M said...

I have this one on my TBR pile for this year. Looking forward to it.

Carrie said...

I also had this on my TBR list after reading Semicolon's review of it. (I followed your link through Semicolon.) It's still on the list although perhaps knocked down a bit. I appreciated your review of it! Thank you!

booklogged said...

Loved it. Am looking forward to reading A Spot of Bother by the same author.

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