Saturday, 7 January 2017

The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon




Thanks to a strike today, I read Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time in one day, in strange & successive sittings (at home waiting for the tube, at the tube station, in the interrupted tube, in the bus, in the second bus because the first bus cancelled stations due to the strike, in the third bus and finally in front of a strong coffee!)

And what a fresh, surprising & serious read it was.

The story is told by 15 year-old Christopher who has Asperger's syndrome. After Christopher finds Wellington the dog murdered, he decides to find the killer. He writes a book of his investigation keeping a record of clues & events to solve the case as if it were a mathematical formulae. Christopher is so logical and truthful that he will find coping with the secrets & lies he will unearth a thorough challenge. .

This novel is a tribute to those who think differently but who are not different than anyone else.

I did find the maths style a little trying towards the end. But that maybe because I'm rubbish at maths & was getting frustrated with the commute situation. A wonderful, inspiring read.

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