Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Just Finished - The Curious Incident

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. A simply written but interesting story of an autistic boy in his quest to solve the mystery of a dog murder in his neighborhood. This is not my usually fare in fiction, and I expected it to be sort of sappy, but it wasn't. Yes, it's endearing to follow young Christopher with his more limited metal capacity as he plugs away to find the murderer and tackles some of his fears in the process, but more than that it was just an interesting look into the mind of an autistic child (the book chapter numbers are are prime numbers because that makes more sense to Christopher). A very creative tale and worth a few hours if you are looking for something different - whatever you normally read, this is different. He "catches" the murderer, but I won't spoil it.

 

 

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