THE READING Book 139: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)

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Title The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author Mark Haddon

Genre fiction, paperback. mystery, young adult,  psychology. autism, savants

Publisher Anchor Canada, Random House

Pages 226

Year 2004


Description Christopher Boone is a 15 year old boy that is book smart but doesn’t understand human emotion and hates being touched. When his neighbour’s dog is murdered, he tries to solve it.

Decision keep


I’m not that big a fan of the end. It seemed to end too suddenly. But it was good. For about 2/3 of the book I didn’t want to put it down. Then it got a little slow and predictable. It sort of disappointed me.

I think part of what made it good was that it’s written in a way to make it seem like it was written by the main character. It was chaptered with only prime numbers. There were parts that didn’t actually have to be there (like math…). And I personally liked the kid. He seemed real. You want to know what’s going to happen because of how real he seems. At the same time, you can tell how he feels about the people around him and you get some of the facts/descriptions but you don’t get too much into other people’s emotions. You would have to read into it to get much about them.


So I’d probably recommend reading it.


Book 139
Keep 135
Lose 4


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