The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has a photographic memory. He understands maths. He understands science. What he can't understand are other human beings. When he finds his neighbour's dog, Wellington, lying dead on the lawn, he decides to track down the killer and write a murder mystery about it.... show more
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has a photographic memory. He understands maths. He understands science. What he can't understand are other human beings. When he finds his neighbour's dog, Wellington, lying dead on the lawn, he decides to track down the killer and write a murder mystery about it. But in doing so, he uncovers other mysteries that threaten to bring his whole world crashing down around him.
Publish date: June 1st 2003
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
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...
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 ve...
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 sh...
Dit boek is geschreven vanuit het oogpunt van een jongen met asperger.Ik heb het in één middag uitgelezen, en hoewel het fascinerend was om te zien hoe een autist de wereld beleefd, was het ook vermoeiend.Leuk boek, makkelijk te lezen.
I read this recently for my book club and I wish I could say I enjoyed it as much as most of the other’s there seemed to. Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, stumbles upon the body of his neighbour’s dog. Christopher has a supremely logical brain and decides he’ll t...