The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
“Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the counries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the colour yellow.
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, fifteen-year old Christopher is autistic and everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbour’s dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructed universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder with style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessings are a mind that perceives the world entrely literally.”
Finally, ive finished reading this book, that i bought a couple of weeks ago and junction 8, out of sheer impulse. I picked this book to read because it was an international bestseller and its pretty thin to begin with. Furthermore, i knew about this book through amazon.com and ive noticed that this book has been on the bestseller list for many many weeks and it comes a surprise that such a thin book, no more that 200 pages i think, could be in the international bestseller list for soo many weeks.
Ok, so i picked up this book, or bought this book for $16.10 and every cent of it was worth it! This is one of the best first person narrative book ive ever read! Its a surprise that an author could really come up with a story based on an autistic boy and narrate it first hand! Its such a wonder and in an amazement that he could right in such vivid details on the mind of an autistic person. What is an autistic person? HAve you watched Rainman, featuring Dustin Hoffman as the austistic person? If you get the idea, this book tells you basically how an autistic mind works and narrates in such a beautiful piece of story that would surely awaken you emotions from the depths of your heart. Truly, throughout the book, ive felt happiness, sadness, anger and even fear! Amazing…
This book deserves a 5 out of 5 and truly deserves the title of International Bestseller!