The Curious Inident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by Mark Haddon | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385659806 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 1/2/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 02, 2005
From Chapters:
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.

Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, November 26, 2007
Christopher Boone is an autistic teenager who is a math wizard, knows every prime number up to 7,057, hates the colours yellow and brown, and cannot lie. When his neighbour's dog dies, Christopher decides to find out who was responsible, much like his hero Sherlock Holmes. Christopher lives alone with his dad, who tells him to stop sticking his nose in other people's business. Christopher takes this literally, and continues to investigate. He documents his progress in a journal, which gives us The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

This book was quirky and fun! I really enjoyed Christopher. Even though, as he professes, he has no sense of humor, his look on life is really enjoyable. Interspersed through his detective mission to find the dog's killer, Christopher puts in random math problems that he has figured out. While I didn't have a problem with this, I could see that some might find it annoying to have a break in the actual story.

This book was hard to put down near the end. I thought it was going to be odd so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 02, 2007
This book is with me now :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 20, 2007
Christopher Boone is autistic. He is a math genius but hates the colours yellow and brown. His neighbour's dog is killed and Christopher decides to investigate. This book is not a straight path to the killer but rather a delightful quirky meandering path. Along the way we learn some math problems and about Christopher's school. We find out about his parents' quarrels and his daily life.

Christopher is emotionally distant and takes everything very literally. This leads to the most inventive investigation and a most interesting read

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 13, 2008
Sent off today to my birthday partner!

Journal Entry 6 by luckaye from Crestmead, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thank you! I have read this great book before but I think my son will enjoy it now :)

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