The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

by Mark Haddon | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385512104 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookCrosser of Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on 4/7/2004
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16 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BookCrosser from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 07, 2004
I could not put this book down. Superb.

Journal Entry 2 by BookCrosser from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 07, 2004
This book goes to MaaikeB, who had it on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 3 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Almost forgot to make a journal entry, because my husband grabbed the book from my hands as soon as I came home and abducted it to his side of the bed. He's halfway through, already, and seems to like it very much. Good for him, because I had to take The Da Vinci Code away from him before he'd had the chance to read the final chapters... Maybe this will convince him to finally become a bookcrosser himself?

Journal Entry 4 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Great book! I took it with me to Paris this weekend and read it everywhere: on the Eiffeltower, in the subway, in bath (carefully!), and loved it. Thanks, bookcrosser, for sharing it. (thanks from Jeroen as well)

Journal Entry 5 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, May 28, 2004
Het boek wordt een ray! De volgorde is
anness
jehanne
yvonnep
AffinityD
Boekie
Eleonoor
biba89
Marjo
Rianne
Willemijn
Else
Jesi
rubyblue

Hierna is de ray gesloten en reist het boek op eigen houtje verder.

Voor nog meer meningen over dit boek kun je kijken wat de deelnemers aan de andere Nederlandse ring geschreven hebben:
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Nederlandse ring


Journal Entry 6 by anness from Zuiddorpe, Zeeland Netherlands on Monday, May 31, 2004
Maaike bracht Mark Haddon mee en ik had tussen de bedrijven door al even gelegenheid om aan dit boek te snuffelen. Feest van herkenning!

Journal Entry 7 by anness from Zuiddorpe, Zeeland Netherlands on Monday, May 31, 2004
Prachtig boekje. Ik had niet altijd zin om Christophers wiskundige redeneringen met 100% aandacht te volgen, maar alles eromheen boeide me enorm. Wat een ontroerend boek. Heel blij dat ik het gelezen heb. Denk nu iets meegeleefd te hebben van een mogelijke verschijningsvorm van autisme, dat is ook nog mooi meegenomen.
Prachtig ook hoe je eerder dan Christopher overziet wat de situatie is, ook al krijg je het door C.'s ogen voorgeschoteld.

Journal Entry 8 by Jehanne from Terneuzen, Zeeland Netherlands on Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Gisteravond door anness in mijn brievenbus gestopt. Ben erg benieuwd, bedankt voor het delen!

Found it in my doorway, must have been put there by anness. Looking forward to reading this, because I've heard so much about it. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 9 by Jehanne from Terneuzen, Zeeland Netherlands on Wednesday, June 02, 2004
I loved this, finished it in a few hours, couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed the way this book gives an insight in the mind of someone who thinks in a different way. A very interesting book, and really up to my expectations and more!
Hmm, let's thinks of a way to get this book to yvonnep...
Thanks for sharing this!

Journal Entry 10 by yvonnep from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, June 06, 2004
I sure want to read this book, I'm very curious about it. But I'm also very curious why bookrings always come in threes or fours? Can someone write a book about that? :-)

Journal Entry 11 by yvonnep from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, June 12, 2004
What a superb book! Fascinating. I liked the story, I liked the style and I couldn't put the book down. I needed that, 'cause I had some very disturbed relationships with books recently.
The book was touching but also disturbing. I recognized his disgust with 'too many people'. F.e.. I learned to live with it...:-)
I loved the ending - it was so wholeheartedly selfcentered, so Christopher-focused and the rest doesn't matter. It made me kind of jealous. Wish I could be a little, little bit like that.
The book travels on to Afineke.

Journal Entry 12 by AffinityD from Haarlem, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, June 21, 2004
Received this book last week from Yvonne. This is my first bookcrossing experience and my first bookray. Thanks, Maaike for starting this! I will tell you about my reading experience when I have read it and will then pass it on to Ineke.

Journal Entry 13 by AffinityD from Haarlem, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, June 28, 2004
I finished this book in one evening, could not put it down. Christopher's world is so different from ours and yet it is so recognizable. His (day)dream about a world without any people but with animals in it. It would all be so much simpler. Yet he has to live in the world, has to cope with other people. But he is brave and manages it all. The end is hopeful for both Christopher and his parents.
Being a mother I wondered what I would have done, how I would have reacted if one of my children turned out to be like Christopher. Would I have had the patience?
I am sending this book on to Ineke and are looking forward to hearing from her about her experience with this book.

Journal Entry 14 by boekie from Krimpen aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Het boek is binnen Afineke. Ligt naast mijn bed (favoriete leesplekje)

Journal Entry 15 by boekie from Krimpen aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, July 09, 2004
What a wonderful book. It was a pity I knew about the syndrome, I'm curious how quick I should have guessed. Page 1, was already pretty clear, but page 2 and 3 were obvious. And yet should I have known that quick. It was very clever to keep Christophers view, without becoming dull, or without explaining to much. A real pageturner. I'm sending it to Eleonoor, so she will find it when she returns from 'De Wadden'.

Journal Entry 16 by Eleonoor from Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 19, 2004
'The dog' was laying in wait for me when I returned from holiday and is ready to travel on after just one day, because I was one of many readers who couldn't put the book down. It's a magnificent story, full of wit, suspense, love and understanding. Thanks for starting this ray!

Journal Entry 17 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, August 13, 2004
This arrived in the mail. Look, I can start right away! I am lloking forward to it very much.

Journal Entry 18 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, August 16, 2004
I could not put it down, this book. This Christopher voice is amazing. Here's how he feels about animals: '"I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk."
It was quite fascinating to view the world through the eyes of someone who takes the world completely literal.
And I admired his courage.

Released on Monday, August 16, 2004 at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, Controlled Release Controlled Releases.

This curious incident travels to Marjo. Thanks, MaaikeB, for her address.

Journal Entry 20 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, September 09, 2004
Ben ik nou de enige met kanttekeningen?
Het was aardig..meer niet. Natuurlijk is het interessant om te lezen hoe een autist de wereld beleeft, maar het verhaal bleef niet boeien. Op een gegeven moment dacht ik "nou weet ik het wel", de spanningsboog was gebroken, en keerde niet terug..

Marjo

Journal Entry 21 by Willemijn from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, October 07, 2004
Yet another ring! En wát een enthousiaste verhalen. Wordt toegevoegd aan het gebergte 'te lezen'.

Journal Entry 22 by Willemijn from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, October 18, 2004
O, o, o, wat ben ik onder de indruk. Ik ben nu halverwege, maar twee dingen weet ik zeker. Ik ga het in mijn omgeving een ieder aanraden die iets te maken heeft met mensen met een stoornis in het autistisch spectrum en ik ga het kopen. Wat een prachtig boekje. Om te hebben.

Journal Entry 23 by Willemijn from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, October 18, 2004
En uit. Prachtig boekje, pareltje. Ik ken diverse mensen met een Asperger-achtig iets en, hoewel me Cristopher wat extreem voorkomt, ik heb echt het gevoel gekregen dat dit boek over hen gaat.

Ieder mens heeft recht op z'n eigen tics en de mijne is dat ik niet van Amerikaanse boeken houd, zeker niet als ze door Britten geschreven zijn. Ik heb dan ook een Britse paperback gekocht. Want dit boek gaat de kast in, zeker weten.

Het rode boekje bleek best kwetsbaar. Een van mijn voor-lezers had het liefdevol verpakt in het cellofaantje van een wenskaar. Ik heb de vrijheid genomen het boek te plasticeren. Op naar Fenna, nu.

Journal Entry 24 by fenna from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Today: a curious incident happened:

A very thick envelope was pushed through the opening in my letterbox. When I opened it: hurray! A very welcome book (the curious incident of the dog in the nigth-time) was in the envelope! The bookgrrls have been talking so much about this novel, I can't wait to start reading!

Thnx Willemijn, for sending me this copy!
Fenna

Journal Entry 25 by fenna from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, October 31, 2004
This book is great! I heard so much about it that I was dying to read it. Well, it defenitely was worth waiting for.

Christopher is so cute (if that is the correct word in English, can´t find my dictionary at the moment, the Dutch word is: ontroerend), but I can imagine that living with such a child is extremely exhausting.

I loved the numbering of the chapters (in prime numbers). The strange things about food, colours, numbers. Trying to get everyting into some kind of logical scheme, makes Christopher feel safe: schemes are something he can relate to. Emotions aren´t.

Some of my favourite quotes:
Christopher has problems reading face and body language. He has his teacher draw facial expressions for him on a piece of paper to help him understand other people´s emotions:
´I got Siobhan to draw lot of these faces and then wirte down next to them exactly wat they meant. I kept the piece of paper in my pocket and took it out when I didn´t understand what someone was saying. But is was very difficult to decide which of the diagrams was most like the face they were making because people´s face move very quickly.´
´I could tell that he was angry because he was shouting´

Christopher is a science-believer. While watching a video on life in the deepest parts of the oceans:
´I like this bit because it shows you that there is always something new that science can discover, and all the fats that you take for granted can be completely wrong.´
And a few pages later:
´Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn´t mean there isn´t an answer to them. It´s just that scientists haven´t found the answer yet.´

His love for timetables:
´Because time is not like space. And when you put something down somewhere (...), you can have a map in your head to tell you where you have left it, but even if you don´t have a map it will still be there because a map is a representation of things that actually exist (...). And a timetable is a map of time, (...). And this is why I like timetables, because they make sure you don´t get lost in time.

Fenna.

Journal Entry 26 by fenna from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, October 31, 2004
Jesi, morgen gaat The curious incident op weg naar jou toe!

Journal Entry 27 by Jesi from Havelte, Drenthe Netherlands on Tuesday, November 02, 2004
I just received the book by mail. Thanx! I will read it soon, so a report on it can be expected soon as well.


Journal Entry 28 by Jesi from Havelte, Drenthe Netherlands on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
What a sweet story, so touching and what a vulnerability of the boy.. I thought the book was about a murder.. but later I realized one of the boekgrrls had gotten me confused with her explanation of the title of the book. The title is derived from one of the books of A. Conan Doyle, where one of the characters speaks of "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" (It was curious because it was no incident: the dog never barked.. so the person whom the dog encountered must have been known by the dog...)

I had read a lot about this book already, because of the above mentioned bookgrrls, but it was still a surprise. It really is a moving book. I have gained a lot of insight and admiration for Christopher. What a brave little boy, and how special he is, that he really does what he says he will do. And how astonishing that he can even overcome his deepest fears eventually, so that he does not fail to reach his goal...

I have already requested rubyblues address but have not had any response yet. Meanwhile I am going to read it again, and then send it off to her!

Released on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at about 8:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Mailed to BC member in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser Controlled Releases.

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I sent the book off to Rubyblue..

Journal Entry 30 by DTH-272697 on Wednesday, November 24, 2004
I found this book on the inside door mat yesterday. I'm delighted to see that I am the last person on the list for this book ray BECAUSE I thinkit might be a book mydaughter will want to read. At 17 she has never displayed any evidence that she might have inherited the reading gene from either me or her father. But for some reason, a few months ago, when I was reading "Everything is Illuminated," she became curious about that book. I didn't realize she wanted to read it and sent it off as a RABCK to someone in the Ukraine (and haven't heard since that they even received the book). A few weeks ago, while shopping in Zwolle, of course I had to stop by de Slegte and she followed me. When we got to the kassa, she noticed a pile of "Everything is Illuminated" on sale . . . and said she wanted it. So, she--the girl who says she hates books and reading (mostly because she has so much required reading to do for school) is reading "EIL" (she calls it "Everything is Discombubulated). I have reason to believe that if I leave "TCIOTDITNT" lying around she may also be tempted to see what this one is about. So, thank goodness no one is waiting for it. Bedankt, BookCrosser.

Released on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at about 7:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Café Ipanema (Bonnefantenmuseum), Avenue Céramique in Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands.

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Thanks, bookcrosser. I'm glad I read the book, but somehow just wasn't as impressed as some of the other readers in this bookray. Perhaps it should have been a (rather long) short story. Some good bits, probably the thing I liked best is on p. 64, where it is explained how to determine which door to pick . . . on what was the name of that game show?

Since I'm the last person in the ray, I'm releasing the book today in Maastricht at the euro-region BookCrossing meeting--should be leaving in 45 minutes. And writing in haste, thus this journal entry is rather superficial.

Journal Entry 32 by jgralike from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, December 11, 2004
HA! The book everybody has been talking about since I became a bookcrosser, found even without signing in (up?) for a ring! Great!

Journal Entry 33 by jgralike from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Fascinating book, but not the great award-winning eye opener I expected after all the praise I read and heared about it.
I'm afraid I would not have the patience to live with Christopher!

Journal Entry 34 by jgralike from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, December 27, 2004
I will hand the book to Mopperhond shortly, and she will pass it on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 35 by jgralike at on Friday, January 14, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (1/14/2005 UTC) at

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Journal Entry 36 by mopperhond from Großenkneten, Niedersachsen Germany on Sunday, January 16, 2005
Ik heb dit boek al gelezen en vond het erg mooi geschreven. Fascinerend hoe een autistische jongen denkt. Ik heb gevraagd om dit exemplaar omdat ik het wil doorgeven aan iemand die het ook graag wil lezen.

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Doorgegeven aan iemand die dit boek graag wil lezen. Wie wordt ze ook wel BC-er ..?

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