The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime – Mark Haddon 

‘The curious incident’ has been on my to-read list for ages now and only this weekend did I finally read it. It was an easy read, I finished it in two days whilst catching some sun in the garden, a lovely weekend I must say! 

Through his novel, Haddon presents the perspective of a boy with Asperger’s syndrome and his everyday outlook on life. I particularly found the numbering of the chapters interesting, at first I was confused thinking I’d skipped Chapter One, but the narrator of the story, Christopher Boone, is particularly fond of prime numbers, hence the order of the chapters following the sequence of prime numbers. We learn a lot about Christopher’s likes, dislikes, fears and coping mechanisms, as well as his interests in detective work. The story starts as Christopher holds a dead dog, he then occupies himself trying to work out who murdered the dog. However, whilst detecting, he discovers a lot more than just the identity of the murderer… 

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book, an easy read but thought provoking. Definitely would recommend for a sunny weekend! 🙂 

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    1. The adventure was such a huge thing for him. It’s interesting that he seems to be more emotional about the train journey than his mother dying, obviously as a result of his mentality. It sounds silly because he is just a character in a book not an actual person, but I felt really proud of him for overcoming that fear. 🙂

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  1. This has been one of my favorite books since I was eleven. I’ve read it several times since then. My mother used to just hand me random books. She clearly had not read this book when she gave it to her young child.

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