My Thoughts on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick read for me. The narrator is a young man with autism. He is unable to understand jokes, sarcasm, and it absolutely unable to determine emotions by reading faces or body language. Life is really black and white for him.

He is a genius in regard to math and physics, and that is why this was such a quick read for me because whenever he started talking about math I would SKIM.

At the beginning of the book, the narrator, Christopher, finds that his neighbor’s dog has been murdered with a pitchfork. Being a fan of dogs and Sherlock Holmes, and having been encouraged by his teacher to write a small book, he decides to find out who killed the dog.

Well, he does! And he finds out a whole lot more in addition. This is not an amazing mystery story, it is a great accomplishment by the author to get so fully in the mind of someone with autism. It was a great book!


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