Thursday, March 08, 2007

Book Review: the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon 2003 , 226 pgs.

"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. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic."

Having the narrator be autistic and tell this particular story is what makes this book OUTSTANDING.

It was very emotional, humorous and thrilling, a combination that is difficult to accomplish for many writers. Not only do you feel for Christopher there is also a lot of empathy surrounding his parents and those trying to help him.

Kim's Grade: A Simple, kind and fun to read.

Anyone interested in reading this let me know, I'll mail it to you!

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