Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Phenomenal book!! It was fascinating and laugh out loud funny in some places. It is written from the perspective of an 15 year old autistic boy named Christopher. In the beginning, he is blamed for killing a neighbors dog, and then decides to do some "detecting" and find the real killer. I'm just astounded at how convincingly the author wrote as an autistic person. The way Christopher sees things is so concrete. He doesn't understand facial expressions, body language, or anything subjective like that, yet he is exceptionally intelligent. Really great character development. I loved the whole thing.