Thursday, February 11, 2010

(16) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


I like my books without math, thankyouverymuch.


For years now I have heard how GOOD, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was. Now that I have a library card and all the time in the world to make sure they get returned on time, well, I decided to go back and start reading all of the books that I have missed, starting with Mark Haddon's book. (For the record, I currently have fourteen books checked out.)

When I turned to page one and saw that it was listed as chapter number 2, I thought that I might not be smart enough to read this book. Seriously. But then I started reading further and the story sucked me in, but I admit that I skipped over all the math. What can I say, I am a book person, not a math person.

For those of you that haven't read the book, the story is about Christopher, a fifteen year old Autistic boy. Christopher lives in England with his father. He has his routines and he is getting through life. He one day discovers that his father has not been honest with him, so he sets off on an adventure. It is a huge, scary step for Christopher. The book is written as if Christopher is telling the story. So you get to crawl inside the brain of an Autistic teenager. For that reason, the book can be called "good". Interesting even. Certainly well written.

But there is far too much math to call it a GREAT read. But that is just *my* opinion.

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