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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time

By Mark Haddon

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This book was my English book for this term. I would not have picked it up if it were not assigned to me but I really enjoyed the fresh, entertaining perspective which the main character, Christopher, provides. From the beginning of the book, I picked up on the fact that Christopher has the condition autism and upon researching, I found out that he had a type of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome. This condition, provided an interesting output on his life and a very logical, ordered view of the things going on around him. Minor things that most people wouldn’t even pick up on were exaggerated, and major things were down played. For instance, Christopher getting a caution from the police was barely a big deal whereas if two things of different types such as peas and mash potato touched each other on his plate, he would make a fuss and not eat his food. I found this outlook on life quite interesting and when combined with a dog’s murder mystery and a coming of age as he discovers that his mother has left him and did not die of a heart attack, the book created a suspenseful, fascinating read. Show more Show less
This book was my English book for this term. I would not have picked it up if it were not assigned to me but I really enjoyed the fresh, entertaining perspective which the main character, Christopher, provides. From the beginning of the book, I picked up on the fact that Christopher has the condition autism and upon researching, I found out that he had a type of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome. This condition, provided an interesting output on his life and a very logical, ordered view of the things going on around him. Minor things that most people wouldn’t even pick up on were exaggerated, and major things were down played. For instance, Christopher getting a caution from the police was barely a big deal whereas if two things of different types such as peas and mash potato touched each other on his plate, he would make a fuss and not eat his food. I found this outlook on life quite interesting and when combined with a dog’s murder mystery and a coming of age as he discovers that his mother has left him and did not die of a heart attack, the book created a suspenseful, fascinating read. Show more Show less
this book was great. it was great to read it from the young boys perspective.