The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (Mark Haddon)
Reviewed by Namata Ssebalijja
A condition such as Asperger’s is hard enough to tackle when simply attempting to explain the complex world its sufferers live in. But Mark Haddon has revealed the true story with astounding conviction told by a 15 year-old boy who is afflicted by the syndrome. When Christopher stumbles across his next door neighbour’s dog, he is confused and intrigued into why and who murdered Wellington. His detective work takes him on a journey on which he meets new people and experiences things beyond his comprehension.
Christopher doesn't understand wit such as jokes and sarcasm and can often be taken the wrong way. This novel highlights not only his reactions to the things outside his world, but the outside's reaction to him. Emotionally engaging and intellectually challenging, this book is well worth reading, setting your mind on to the things that really do make the world go round.
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