Nside and yet veryone ats it up C0ME ONno one likes gimmickscome to my blog Here s what I liked about this book1 I found Christopher with all his many uirks to be sweet and rather ndearing2 I thought it was a creative idea to write a book from the point of view of a boy with Asperger syndrome This is difficult to pull off but the author does it well3 I One Ticket To Texas enjoyed Christopher s musings about life and the way in which he sees it4 I love making listsHere s what I didn t like about this book1 It wasn t really a mystery and I found some of it to be a bit predictable I guessed who killed Wellington long before it was revealed2 The first half is better than the second half3 As much as I love making lists see above the list thing got the slightest bit annoying after awhileOverall a poignant story about a young brave autistic boy trying to make sense of and find his place in this very complicated world Worth the read 2nd Read October 2018Ok wow it s been 5 years since I read this and I wanted to reread desperately I also heard it was actually problematic with the autism rep and at the time of reading Ihad no idea of anything about autismorrrrr that I was actually autistic myself The things YOU FIND OUT LATER So hello dear reread time to be criticalI still love it I don t think the autism rep is perfect but I don t think it s terribleither I know it s all pitched as asperger s syndrome which isn t a diagnosis any but Christopher actually reads as someone who is a low functioning autistic I don t like saying low vs high functioning but just using that term for sake of being clear It s actually important to not just talk about the autistics who pass in society The sensory overload scenes were intensely right and it talked about some of the lesser discussed symptoms of autism For instance I forget the technical term but struggling to realise people don t thinksee what you do It did go light on the stimming but it was thereMy biggest issues with the rep were 1 the inconsistencies with his skills 2 that Christopher is again the typical whitestraightsort of savant mathematical autism stereotype and 3 that it pretty clearly leaned towards the oh autistic people don t have Helpmate empathy which is WRONG We just show it differently But I love that it didn tnd up with Christopher getting better or stopping doing anything autistic THANK YOU He is still Christopher and autistic by the ndbut it s working on fixing his family situationAnd like it frikkin sucked how Christopher looked down on the other disabled kids in his classI also sort of found the math parts the wild detours to talk in intricate detail about a road sign really annoying IDK Maybe just me It fit with Christopher I guess but I also felt it was just a stereotypical way of viewing autismANYWAY I still loved Christopher and his anxiety was palpable on page His family is hella messed up and seeing it from his unreliable perspective was cleverly done but also heartbreaking The nding seemed a bit of a random land in a pile of sludge though It felt so anticlimatic But I read this all in one vening and I LOVE reading books fast It s a good book BrentAlthough I admit I m lowering it to 4 stars from 5 Shhh 1st Read July 2013Despite the title being a regular mouthful try saying THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN
the night time five times fast this is NIGHT TIME five times fast this is seriously good book It doesn t tell "A Story It Brings YOU "story it brings YOU the story That s what I look for in a bookChristopher Boone is a mathematical and scientific genius He also has Asperger s Syndrome which can turn complicated mathematics into simple games but also turn simple things like colours or being touched into complicated horrors What I loved about this book was Christopher Kind of obvious I guess but bear with me We don t just read Christopher s world we SEE it I take my hat off to the author because it s not asy to write a book like this PLUS make the reader Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader empathize withveryone PLUS write an unforgettable story PLUS kill a dog PLUS solve a mysteries PLUS leave it with such an unfinished nding that I am sitting here writing a review and gnashing my teeth from the combination of sheer awesomeness and feelings of unsatisfactory sadness Yes that was a 69 word sentence You re welcomeI couldn t put this book down Literally I read it in a few hours flat As the story unraveled I felt sad and happy and worried and sad yes unfeeling reviewer that I am I DO *Have Feelings Proof Is *feelings Proof is Don t be fooled The mystery of who killed the neighbour s dog is only a fraction of the story And the book nds in tears and but no spoilers The style fits Christopher s voice to perfection Depending on his feelings the sentences range in length the narrative becomes clear or lumpy and the chapters change degrees of intensity Every couple of chapter the topic seems to run off on some spree of mathematical genius Yes I confess to being lost on those chapters I confess that a lot of the Bryozoan Evolution extra facts and random notes about the scientific thoughts of space didn t capture me personally But it added to the story It fit It worked It was fabulous And anyone who gets me saying math is amazing and deserves an award I also like the fact it was set in England Just sayin The book breaks writing rules Being a writer myself I appreciate the rules of show don t tell and don t use passive words like was This bookxcuse me for not writing out the title again breaks a LOT of rules Most of it is plain narrative The writing gets passive because of that Do I mind No If you re going to break the rules do it perfectly and I ll have no ualms THE CURIOUSyou get the idea broke all the rules and i love it for thatIt s blunt It s gritty It s painful Several times I wanted to bawl into pages but I didn t because I wouldn t want to wreck the book It touched my bookish soul Now I know who killed the dog Do you want to kno. Anden Efterforskningen af mysteriet om den myrdede hund sender ham hovedkulds ud på Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) en rejse gennemn verden han ikke forstår Og den fører til opklaringen af n hemmelighed som vender op og ned på hans liv.
Mark Haddon ó 5 SummaryThis book I read in a day I was in a Chapters bookstore in Toronto that s like Barnes and Noble to the Americans in the crowd and anyway I was just browsing around trying to kill time When suddenly I saw this nice display of red books with an upturned dog on the cover Attracted as always to bright colours and odd shapes I picked it up It s only about 250 pages or so I read the back cover and was intrigued I flipped through the pages and noticed that it had over One Million chapters I was doubly intrigued So I walked over to the far wall of the bookstore to sit and begin to read a few pages I always do this to nsure that I don t waste what little money I have on a book possessing nothing than a flashy cover I do the same at the cinema if I don t like the first 20 minutes I get a refund Restaurants too if I don t like the first ten bites I walk out on the bill This is a book written by a Child Developmental Psychologist I think that s the right term anyway a doctor who works with mentally or physically challenged youngsters The novel itself is a first person tale written by a high functioning mentally challenged boy in England who wakes up one morning to find his neighbor s dog dead on his lawn The boy s teacher suggests he should write about the incident which he agerly sets out to do So we have his first novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time He plays Inspector and tries to solve the mystery as Sherlock Holmes would doOf course if he s going to write a book that means he can take control He hates the way other books have chapter numbers that increase seuentially 123 He prefers prime numbers and will number his chapters in seuential primes hence by the nd of the book you re reading chapter 123314124 or whatever I ain t no math guy Now then he also writes about other things in his life and through his perspective you get some tear jerking moments of true unobstructed humanity the way his parents broke up because of his state how he has all these dreams about being someone great and going to a top college Going Berserk even though you know that his situation will never really allow it Anyway I read this book cover to cover sitting on the floor of that Chapters bookstore By thend of it I was absolutely bawling my yes out Never cried so much in my life In fact as I type this and think back on that story I m dripping on my keyboard and I m at my office However these are tears of joy The boy does it He can do anything It s the most uplifting book I ve ver readI highly recommend this book to anyone who feels anything deep down inside OverviewFirst person tale of Christopher a fifteen year old with Asperger s Syndrome or high functioning autism and a talent for maths who writes a book this one sort of very post modern about his investigations of the murder of a neighbour s dog He loves Sherlock Holmes and is amazingly observant of tiny details but his lack of insight into other people s "Emotional Lives Hampers His Investigation Nevertheless He "lives hampers his investigation Nevertheless he to overcome some of his deepest habits and fears and he also uncovers some unexpected secrets It is primarily a YA book but there is than Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America enough to it to make it a worthwhile adult read as well ASD or notNeither autism nor Asperger s is mentioned by name in the book but the back cover of my 2003 firstdition has this uote from neurologist Oliver Sacks that does Mark Haddon shows great insight into the autistic mind Photo HEREPrime Chapters and Structural uirksThe structure of the book chapter numbers are all primes inclusion of maths puzzles and diagrams and narrative style attention to detail Autobiography and Other Writings excessive logic avoidance of metaphor reflect Christopher s mindset and way of viewing life It is peppered with snippets of maths andxplanations of his condition how it affects him and what coping strategies he adopts The ffect is plausibly stilted and occasionally breathless which is reminiscent of people I know who are on the autistic spectrum and tallies with my limited reading about the condition Honest but Unreliable NarratorChristopher *s condition makes him very literal something he is aware of He can analyse a joke *condition makes him very literal something he is aware of He can analyse a joke still not get it Truth is paramount so he hates situations where he can t tell the truth g for politeness and indeed the fact that Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. everything you tell is a white lie because you can never give a fully comprehensive answer to anything He also hates metaphorsven the word metaphor is a metaphor meaning carrying something from one place to another but he doesn t mind similes because they are not untrue Christopher s feelings about metaphors are highly pertinent to a very different book China Mieville s wonderful Embassytown see my review HERE which is about how minds shape language and how language shapes minds and focuses on the relationship between similes truth and liesMany novels are about uncovering what is true but Christopher s uest takes the idea to a deeper level and ven though we know this narrator is almost pathologically truthful his condition means his observations sometimes miss the real truth of a situationThere is plenty of humour and it usually arises from Christopher s naive misunderstandings of situations and the conflict between his lack of mbarrassment and desire to be unnoticed by
Unfamiliar PeopleLogic And TruthChristopherpeopleLogic and TruthChristopher maths because it is safe straightforward and has a definite answer unlike life He s also good at Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript explaining some aspectsnding an xplanation of calculating primes with Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away His apparent deviations from logic are justified with ingenious logic For xample having favourite and hated colours reduces choice and thus stress counteracting the Infamous effect of his inability to filter or prioritise he notices and remembersvery detail of Walled everything and can rewind it at will whereas other DEN MYSTISKE SAG OM HUNDEN I NATTENr n usædvanlig mordgåde Detektiv og fortæller r den 15 årige Christopher Boone der bor alene med sin far og lider af Aspergers syndrom n form for autisme Han forstår. Eople s brains are filled with imaginary stuff He is a little like his hero Sherlock Holmes who is uoted saying The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance observes Similarly defining a good or bad day on the basis of how many red or yellow cars is no illogical than an office bound person s mood being dictated by the weatherAll of this means animals are a better bet than humans I like dogs You always know what a dog is thinking it has four moods Happy sad cross and concentrating Also dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk People are of a mystery when having a conversation people look at him to understand what he s thinking but Christopher can t do likewise For him it s like being in a room with a one way mirror in a spy film Love is ven unfathomable Loving someone is helping them when they get into trouble and looking after them and telling them the truth and Father does lots of things for me which means that he loves meComparisonsI reread this during a rather stressful journey including the passages when Christopher is making a stressful journey It helped me mpathise with him to the xtent that it Snowbound Seduction exacerbated my own stress It s worth comparing this with Iris Murdoch s The Word Child whose main character has tacit Asperger s tendencies See my review HERE Y ko Ogawa s The Housekeeper and the Professor which is also about finding number patterns inveryday life and involves a protagonist whose brain does not work like other people s See my review HERE The concept is interesting narrating the novel through the POV of an autistic boy The chapters are cleverly numbered by prime numbers which ties in with the novel It has interesting illustrations and diagrams to look at However I would not recommend this because it disappointed me and I couldn t in good conscience tell anyone to read a book I was disappointed inI guess my disappointment lies in the fact that not only did my book club tout this as a mystery novel but also many of the literary reviews I read as well What I was In the Surgical Theatre expecting was anxciting roller coaster ride mystery about an autistic boy trying to find the killer of his neighbor s dog and as he slowly sleuths out the killer finds himself Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia Over the Long Eighteenth Century embroiled in dangerous life threatening situations Kind of like Tartt s The Little Friend told from an autistic POVHowever The Curious Incident is not a mystery in any way shape or form and because of this the autistic POV begins to wear thin by the second half of the novel remaining sometimes fascinating yet sometimes tedious Instead you get a novel that starts off as a promising murder mystery At the first half of the novel the mystery is solved Or rather we re unceremoniously told who is the murderer of the dog From that point the second half of the novel hugely focuses on Christopher attempting to travel to London by himself A difficult task considering Christopher is autistic hates crowds and can t stand to be touched by people I won t tell who the murderer is or why Christopher takes off to London as these are the only two real surprises of the novel I will say overall this was a huge disappointment to me I thought I was getting anxciting murder mystery and instead I got a highly readable family melodrama Perhaps if this was not pushed as a murder mystery I would have njoyed it much An interesting read but I wouldn t recommend it Coping With ConscienceMy 34 year old daughter is severely autistic and has been since she was seven No one knows why and the condition has never varied in its intensity So she is stuck in time She knows this and vaguely "resents it somewhat but gets on with things as
she canEach somewhat but gets on with things as best she canEach of autism is probably uniue My daughter has no facility with numbers o This is the most disassociating book I ve ver read Try to read it all in one sitting it will totally fuck with your head and make you forget how to be normal 19 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Mark HaddonThe novel is narrated in the first person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone a 15 year old boy who describes himself as a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties living in Swindon Wiltshire Although Christopher s condition is not stated the book s blurb refers to Asperger syndrome high functioning autism or savant syndrome 2006 1384 343 9643692035 1385 1388 9789643692032 1392 21 1390 266 9789643637545 1384 272 9648497222 1385 25061399 The Prime Reasons Why I Enjoyed Mark Haddon s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time2 Death broken down into its molecular importance3 Clouds with chimneys and aerials impressed upon them and their potential as alien space crafts5 Black Days and Yellow cars7 Red food coloring for Indian cuisine11 Christopher s reasons for loving The Hound of the Baskervilles and disdaining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle13 White lies17 The patience of Siobhan19 Father s frustration and Father s love 23 I reasoned that 29 Metaphors are lies and similes are not31 The intimacy of fanning out the fingers and pressing the hand of another 37 Christopher punches a policeman and later decides he doesn t like policeman much after all41 My mpathy for Father s pain43 Mystification through demystification47 Father admitting one of his crimes before he was caught53 Did I mention Christopher 59 A Level Maths61 The London Underground as a scary thrilling adventure67 Toby the rat71 Wellington forked73 The book has yet to be discovered by Oprah79 Behavioral Problems83 Maps89 Prime numbers Prime chapters97 That very day life if seen from a certain perspective can provide the conflict for a compelling novel poo ou pu s oo s if you want to read an xcellent book about autism in a young person read marcelo in the real world this book is like hilary swank you can tell it is trying really hard to win all the awards but it has no heart Ikke metaforer ironi og ansigtsudtryk og hader berøringer og farverne brun og gul Men han lsker matematik logik lister og sandhedenEn dag finder han genboens hund myrdet og sætter sig for at finde gerningsm. .best she caneach