The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
I thought this was thoroughly excellent. It’s narrated by a fifteen year old autistic boy who decides to write a book about how he investigates the death of his neighbour’s dog Wellington. Not really a detective story though and I wouldn’t have had it down as a children’s book if that wasn’t the way it was marketed (or maybe it isn’t being marketed that way anyway, it seems to be piled as high in the general adult fiction of bookshops as anywhere else). I’ve never known anyone autistic but I felt this gave me a bit of an insight into how someone with autism might think and feel as well as being a cracking good read. Highly recommended if you want to read something like nothing you’ve read before.
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Purchased on 11th May 2004.