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Friday, June 29, 2007

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

So Amy found this book called "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time". It is excellent. Im about 1/2 way through. Its about this autistic 15 yr old who finds his neighbor's dog stabbed to death with a garden fork. Its all very intriguing to read about it from an autistic point of view. Well, a little later his teacher tells him to try and write a story, so he decides he is going to write about this dog and try to solve it, because that will make a good story to write.

So the novel is this autistic 15 year old's story from his point of view and the mystery of this dead dog.

The authors ability to handle the storyline from an autistic point of view is just amazing. I cannot put the book down. The mystery behind the dog and the story itself is actually very compelling and there is more to it than just some random animal murder. I dont know how it is all gonna go down yet, but I am super excited to find out.

One word of caution though, because this is written as an autistic 15 year old, it makes it very hard to skip anything. You know how in most books, you end up skipping paragraphs now and then cause the author starts describing something or starts explaining something you already know blah blah blah, Michael Crichton does this alot, well, in this book, being from an autistic point of view, there is very little fluff or extra detail. It is very straight-forward and almost everything is important.

Anyway, it is very cleverly written and diving into the mind and world of an autistic child is fascinating. Especially to see a murder mystery from his point of view.

You can read about it on Amazon.com here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

One comment that I would make about the book, is that because he is autistic, and he just bladders on, it is ok to skip over things. He goes into depth about everything, and sometimes lots of the stuff he talks about, you already know, or it really has no impact on the book. Overall it is a GREAT book! I would reccomend it to everyone.

Elvira said...

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