Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This is a book that I read in my senior year of high school.  I enjoyed it so much that I couldn’t put it down.  Through this book, I learned about Autism.

The book is told through a first person perspective in the life of Christopher Boone, a teenage boy living with Asperger syndrome.  Chris is particularly good at math, and is repulsed by the colour yellow.  The book’s chapters are strictly prime numbers, as per Christopher’s insistance.  The plot involves Christopher attempting to solve the murder of his neighboor’s dog, but eventually unfolds into family drama involving Christopher’s parents with many twists and turns that leaves the boy confused and determined to continue his detective work and find answers.

A brief description does not do this book justice, it’s something that you’ll have to read for yourself.  This book sucked me in unlike anything I’ve ever read before, it comes with my highest recommendations, and everyone should read it.  If you dont know about Autism, this would be a great way to get perspective of what it is like through Christopher’s narration.  It’s a real eye-opener, but equally as important, it’s a great book!

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  • June 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm
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    This book gave me a better perspectif on life . I see everything to much clearer. And Pat the guy who said Dr. Phil was break dancing your a insalt to every reader. Not only did Dr phil not break dance but he wasn’t isn’t even in the book. My favourite part was when Chrisopher tryed belt sand something with out any safety glasses on and he was going against the grain . HaHa I laughed so hard

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  • June 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    This book was amazing very well written.

    I especially love the part with the Dr. Phil when he is break dancing

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  • May 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm
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    This was a brilliant book; a real eye-opener to another perspective of life and so intelligently done. I recommend it to everyone.

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  • May 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm
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    i just read this book for my ED140 class (Intro to Special Education). My teacher said she cried, I wouldn’t say I went that far, but it was a lot better than I ever thought. Anyone getting into teaching, no matter what the grade, should read this

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  • May 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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    I read this book years ago, when i was about 11. still love it’s amazing. if you havent read it, go read it right now! lol

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  • May 18, 2009 at 2:33 am
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    i love that book! i was required to read it before my freshman year and i just reread it a few months ago.

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  • May 17, 2009 at 9:18 pm
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    When you came up in Xanga FC, I read the title and thought I remembered hubby reading it.  I asked him and yes, he did and commented that it was a great book.  He picked it up at some book sale for a $.25 ~ what a find! 😉  

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  • May 17, 2009 at 6:52 pm
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    yeah, i read it too and thought it was amazing as welll. I deffinately think they should make a movie out of it, but the media would probably screw it up.

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  • May 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm
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    Absolutely amazing book.
    Hands.
    Freaking.
    Down.

    It’s on the shelf in my room at college.  I have at least 75 – 100 books on my shelves at home.  I only brought 5 with me.  That was one of them.

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  • May 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm
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    i loved this book too, indeed. curious thing is that haddon isn’t even autistic himself, yet he wrote it this way and i think it describes autism very well.

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  • May 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm
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    i blogged about this a few months ago. truly amazing book indeed, i loved it so much i even bought it.. and, i don’t buy books very often..

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  • May 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm
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    Absolutely loved this book… my brother’s got autism as well, so it was quite an interesting read.

    A bit more information: Christopher also detests the color brown, loves the color red, and if he sees three or more yellow cars in a row on his way to school then he decides that the rest of the day will go horribly.

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  • May 17, 2009 at 7:18 am
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    I couldn’t put it down either. I laughed, I cried, I loved it!

    Especially the bit where he’s knocking on his neighbours doors asking “Do you know who killed Wellington!?” BRILLIANT. ;D

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  • May 16, 2009 at 8:15 pm
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    This book actually made me cry as i was reading it because my own brother as autism and anything related to that subject always shakes me to my core.

    It is definitely worth reading over again and I even convinced some of my college friends to read it. I agree with you, it is a really eye-opening book and gives you a totally new perspective on autism.

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  • May 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm
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    My English class read this and, as our final project, we will be making trailers for it.

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  • May 16, 2009 at 2:58 pm
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    This book was utterly and completely amazing! I read it in less than a day, and I wanted to erase my memory and read it again!  I read this book when I was 13.

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  • May 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm
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    this book is amazing. I loved it!

    I loved the writing style. I had trouble putting it down as well!

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  • May 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm
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    It’s a book that’s worth a place on any bookshelf. It belongs next to books such as Flowers For Algernon– so funny, yet so heart-wrenchingly sad…

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  • May 16, 2009 at 11:53 am
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    This is a great book. I’m 14, I read it a few months ago.

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  • May 15, 2009 at 9:43 am
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    This is a really good book.  I first read it when I was 12 🙂

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  • May 15, 2009 at 8:48 am
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    I have been wanting to read this book for a while now and never got around to buying it, although it is on my swaptree list, haha…I think I will have to break down and buy it though, especially seeing it on here now

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  • May 15, 2009 at 12:11 am
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    I had to read this for one of my college courses and loved it. It’s a great book!

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  • May 14, 2009 at 8:31 pm
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    I read it too.  And I agree…it is a very good book…and a great way to get a perspective of what autism/asperger’s syndrome can be like.

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