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The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

March 4, 2010

The title is a book that my sister recommended and which I finished reading now. By British author Mark Haddon, the book is sort of a murder mystery novel, but the dead character is not a person, but a poodle. And the main character and story teller in the book is a boy with Asperger’s syndrome. And this is what makes the story fascinating, enjoyable and a bit sad.

The characters and environment are described and treated in a way quite different from a regular mystery novel – when human emotions and expressions are something that are foreign concepts and certain logic and pattern need to apply, the world becomes quite different. While I do not know how close Mark Haddon hits to describing the world for one with Asperger’s syndrome, he certainly manages to make a definite impact on me as a reader.

Worth to take alook at I think.

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  1. March 5, 2010 at 13:04

    Noted! Now to find a bookshop in this new town of ours… (I’m not allowed near Amazon anymore… 😉 )

  1. March 28, 2010 at 10:08
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