Sunday, December 28, 2008

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

Pages: 309
Rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Fiction

Synopsis (from back of book):
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

I don't really know what to say about this book other than I really enjoyed it. I read it in one day. Not only because it is in general a quick read, but because I was really interested in Christopher's tale and how his mind worked.

I really like how Haddon tried to write in Christopher's voice. You get the impression that Christopher's thoughts are scattered but Haddon was able to keep them in order enough to make the book enjoyable and easy to follow.

I enjoyed all the characters. And as able to related to Christopher on some levels.

The only issue that I had was that the book is set in England and some of the slang terms are unfamiliar to me.

But otherwise highly recommended

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  1. Hi
    Dropping by to let you know I have the Butterfly Award for you at

  2. I have enjoyed this book too and read it in May last year. Thanks for the great review!

  3. I was going through the books you have reviewed, and I was happy to see that you've got Mark Haddon on your list. I read this book like 3 years ago and I still have fond memories of Christopher :-)

    This is one book that I wouldn't mind reading again.