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.

~S

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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