Curious Incidents indeed…

If you haven’t read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon (and I’m sure most of you have), well you are in for an experience.  This book is something else I’ll tell ya!

Written from the perspective of a 15 year old, high functioning autistic boy, the author unapologetically transports the reader into the main character’s state of mind-not unlike Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury (but wayyyy less confusing 8) ).

I like this book because it is simple, complex, and it forced me to use another part of my brain.  I’ll admit it was difficult for me to finish, simply because I felt completely submersed in someone else’s mind and that was uncomfortable.  But some of the best books are the ones that challenge the reader–no spoon feeding occurs here.


One comment on “Curious Incidents indeed…

  1. If you liked Curious Incident, you’ll probably like the children’s book London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.

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