Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark HAddon

Title
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Author
Mark Haddon
Publisher
Vintage
Price
RM35.90
Rating
5/5

Christopher isn't an ordinary 15-year-old boy. He's very good at Maths; he knows the the prime number upto 7057 and he could easily multiply in hundreds. Despite all that, he is autistic.

One night, he saw his neighbour's dog, Wellington killed with a garden fork. He was accused of killing the dog but they later found him not guilty. He loves dogs so much that he feels the need to know who killed Wellington.

He loves mysteries too. Particularly Sherlock Holmes. He took Wellington's murder as a mystery he has to solve. While solving, secrets are revealed one by one. The secrets eventually led to the killer.

I love this book. The first-person narration is superb. I don't know how much the author knows about a person with autism but from his writing, he somehow made the audience knows the reason behind their reactions. The book has a very good ending. The storyline is also very down to earth. :)

Btw, Christopher sat for the A-level Maths papers and he did very well. He's a genius. ;)

1 comment:

christinejalleh said...

I love this book too - he's such a smart boy and a really, really interesting one. The Underground in London is exactly as he describes it :)

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