The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon

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.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time book cover

Despite a serious amount of visual information which of course I miss, I managed to enjoy this book tremendously. I think the appeal for me is the very logical way in which Christopher approaches the world, it doesn’t feel as if you’re being told about disability, rather that you are perceiving the world in a way this young man lives it, in a direction so different from that our collective consciousness expects us to face. It’s not a long read but it’s seriously worth more thought per page than many books I’ve found.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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