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review 2018-08-05 23:47
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

With the growing number of kids being diagnosed with Autism or Asperger's, this book was a good look at families and their coping mechanisms and how literal things can be taken. 

 

Christopher gets out of bed and walks around outside and while doing this, he finds a neighbor's dog stabbed to death with a garden fork. He is originally blamed and because the police did not know how to deal with him, they end up escalating the situation and he ends up arrested and taken to the station. He is told he has to behave himself and not do anything or he will end up with more trouble, but he decides to find out how murdered the dog. Along the way, he learns about the truth of what happened to his mother and the neighbor. 

 

I found the story very interesting and looked for whenever I could listen to the story. I have even assigned the book to my girls for school this year. 

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review 2018-08-03 22:16
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

Hello everyone and how's it going?! I hope you all are doing awesome and are being awesome! I'm doing awesome myself! I am here to do a review on the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. I'm excited to be doing this review because of how it's set up.

 

A quick blurb the story centers around a character name Christopher John Francis Boone, who happens to be Autistic. He had happened upon a dog in the neighbor's yard and which turned out to be murdered. He was accused of killing the dog, but was let go with a warning. He then decides and against his father's wishes to take it upon himself to solve the case of who killed the dog. 

 

 I just love this story, I love what was brought into it. How the author had handle a character with Autism was fantastic and you felt what Christopher felt. I don't personally know anyone who has Autism, but I'm subscribed to a few channels on YouTube of families who have someone with Autism. It's very educational and eye open. The book goes into how he soothes himself by stemming, which frightens people who don't understand, how smart Christopher is, how he views the world differently, how he proves people wrong by pushing himself out of his comfort zone; I like that the author included that and to face the world outside of what Christopher knows. 

 

My heart broke for Christopher many times while reading. I got so mad at a lot of people and really wanted to just comfort and protect Christoper. I would get annoyed at people a lot of times and mostly towards his dad. I love the journey that Christopher does and how he handles situations that is new. He did managed to get to London by himself. I felt like a proud and frighten mama for him lol!

 

I am so glad that I had gotten and read this amazing read. I would most likely and highly recommend this read to everyone. To get a small glimpse of how a person with Autism handles the world. This book is also apart of the PBS's 100 top American Reads and up for the number one spot. This book needs to be added to everyone's library to get get an understanding!

 

I hope that you all enjoy this little review on such an amazing and powerful book. I'll be back next Friday with a brand new post. Until then have an awesome day/night!

 

LATER DAYS!!!

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review 2018-05-30 19:07
A Fun Mystery Novel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

This has been on my list for quite some time. I heard the protagonist was autistic and, while it was never explicitly stated, I appreciated this. Characters with autism are hard to come by, and those that are well written are even rarer. I found myself completely understanding him in many ways, even though his autism doesn't manifest in the same way as my autism.

 

The unconventional chapter markings were quite good. It really helped solidify the idea that the credited author did not write it, considering the main character had a special interest in math and prime numbers. It helped lift him off the page and into my living room. 

 

I liked that the mysteries in the book were only solved halfway through the novel. Too often mystery novels end at the resolution of the mystery, so we don't get a good picture of the fallout that often results from the revelation. Getting to see Christopher, the main character, react to these revelations was wonderful, and honestly very logical, in my opinion.

 

Overall, it was just what I needed after reading a heavy book in the form of Flowers for Algernon. I feel much better after reading it.

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text 2017-11-29 15:22
2018 TBR Continues to Grow
The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World - Randall E. Stross,Grover Gardner
Meditations - Duncan Steen,Marcus Aurelius
Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 5 - Harry Kemelman,George Guidall
The Lighthouse Keeper - Cynthia Ellingsen,Kate Rudd
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Jeff Woodman,Mark Haddon
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist - Dorothy Gilman,Barbara Rosenblat
Monday the Rabbi Took Off: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 4 - Harry Kemelman,George Guidall
Amadeus - Peter Shaffer,L.A. Theatre Works
Cosmos - Carl Sagan,Seth MacFarlane,LeVar Burton,Neil deGrasse Tyson,Ann Druyan

WOW! I am going to have a lot of fun reading in January and February! Nine books here and a few more that I have already mentioned. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! -- Well, except on the days we are traveling. 

 

 

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text 2017-11-02 23:57
Today's Daily Deal
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Jeff Woodman,Mark Haddon

I might have passed this one by if it weren't for the $10 credit I earned last month that expires in a couple of days--use it or lose it! So, I suppose that this one should really be put on the "expanding my horizons" shelf because it really not within my (ab)normal range of reading.  :-)

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