The Curious Incident of the Unputdownable Book

DiRaega By DiRaega, 18th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3ewjoxbe/
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I finally read this book, turns out it's pretty damn good.

Mark Haddon's "Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time"

So, I finally got around to reading “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon. I only started reading it this afternoon and even then as an afterthought since I’d just finished “Hyddenworld” (William Horwood).

It’s the first book I’ve come across in a while that I just couldn’t stop reading (No mean feat since I work in a bookshop anyway)! I read the whole book today, and sit here writing this within minutes of having finished.

I found it extremely engaging, and very easy to empathize with the narrator, a boy of just fifteen, with special needs that are never clearly defined (many have labelled the boy as possibly having Aspergers, although Haddon himself didn’t write with any particular condition in mind, only social difficulties and extreme-intelligence). But also seeing the way that the story unfolds from this point of view was intriguing. lots of the nuances of human emotion and subtext are lost on Christopher, so you find yourself discovering things and seeing the direction that things will head a few pages before Christopher himself has to have them explained to him.

Anyway, that’s enough about that. All I will say is read this book; go in with an open-mind, and just enjoy it.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
19th Jun 2011 (#)

Interesting review.

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