Monday, January 12, 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

by Nick Miller

Mark Haddon's mystery novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is written from the perspective of a 15 year old autistic boy by the name of Christopher John Francis Boone. When Christopher's neighbor's dog is murdered, he sets out to discover the truth about what happened. 

This novel, told from the perspective of a person with autism, is very different from any book I have ever read. It is filled with patterns, maps, illustrations and many other things that differentiate it from the standard mystery novel. In addition, this novel allows you to see into the brain of somebody with autism. This perspective reveals a completely different way of looking at the world. 

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery.

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