Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Winner of the Whitbread (Costa) Book of the Year.

'Mark Haddon's protrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement....Wise and bleakly funny....' Ian McEwan.

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I could not put this book down until I had finished it.

Christopher is a mathematician.

Many of us have times when we find it difficult to make sense of life.

Christopher who (according to the back cover of this book) has Asperger's Syndrome, has additional difficulties in understanding the world around him and has, with the help of his teachers devised strategies for coping with the confusing and sometimes frightening situations he finds himself in. 

At one point I found myself crying with him and also, although he says that he does not have a sense of humour, there are many examples of his Innocent and honest nature which made me warm towards him.

The book is a Whitbread prizewinner and therefore a really good read.

Please be aware that the book includes some 'language'. (J)
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