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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This book is a surprisingly good read because it is told from a first person perspective of Christopher Boone, a 15 year old autistic boy.

The story revolves around Christopher’s search for the killer of his neighbor’s dog Wellington. But this is more than just a whodunit story. This is a story of a child finding out life’s harsh realities that were intentionally kept hidden by the adults.

What is so remarkable with Mark Haddon’s storytelling is how he convinces you that it is Christopher who is indeed telling the story. The words, descriptions and narration that flow from each page continues to grip us and urge us to explore more about Christopher’s life and of those around him. How he views each discovery, how he reacts to it and how it affects his reality or at least his version of it.

This should be read by anyone who wants better understanding of persons with autism.

This book won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year, 2004 Boeke Prize and the 2004 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book


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