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review 2017-10-02 15:08
Little mystery, big revelations
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

This reminded me a lot of ROOM. Lacking the chroniclers limitations, we can read between the lines, anticipate and fear much that escapes them. It's likely that people that enjoyed/hated that one will feel similarly about this one.

 

I lack knowledge or real life contact to make a judgment on the verisimilitude of this one, but it was an interesting peak, hopeful and also painful.

 

The interspersed chapters on maths and science I found surprisingly easy to understand and entertaining, though I doubt it would be the majority vote.

 

Two bit comments:

 

- The teacher deserves an award.

- I thought I felt overwhelmed the first times I walked around Buenos Aires at sundown. Then again, the kid managed to get where he was going eventually, by public transportation even, when I know several adults that threw the towel and ran for a cab.

(spoiler show)

 

This could work well for Amateur Sleuth, Diverse Voices, I guess Chilling Children? I picked it up thinking it set in London. At least we do get there.

 

 

 

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text 2017-10-02 04:25
Reading progress update: I've listened 190 out of 364 minutes.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

*wince* Both better stop explaining.

 

This family is a mess.

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text 2017-10-02 02:08
Reading progress update: I've listened 97 out of 364 minutes.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

Oh shit! The super good day for risks and great things just blew a huge thing, and the kid doesn't notice yet.

 

 

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text 2017-09-30 20:30
Reading progress update: I've listened 4 out of 364 minutes.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

Prime numbers and inability to recognize emotional cues. Aspergers?

 

I'm cheating myself and starting my Dark London before even getting a tenth into the other I have lined to fill up called lines. Very much a mood reader *grin*

 

 

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review 2017-04-18 00:00
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon I enjoyed this story so much. It's told from a teen boy's point of view. He has autism. I've never thought about things in such a way. It's worth reading for the unique perspective, but the storyline is very interesting also. He investigates everything. He's intelligent and no nonsense. It shows how it can be hard on a person with autism and hard on their family. Of course I loved the boy and cheered him on through his journey.
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