Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The
The prime reasons I loved this book:
2. The narrator, Christopher John Francis Boone, is a severely brilliant autistic boy aged 15 years, 3 months, and 2 days and explanation of his thought processes through the entire book.
3. Christopher's pet rat Toby.
5. The hatred of the color yellow, which to Christopher is considered a bad omen.
7. Christopher's love for Sherlock Holmes stories and his extreme dislike of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his belief into the spiritual and supernatural.
11. The footnotes which give more color unto Christopher's thinking.
13. The level Christopher's father's patience for his son for his idiosyncrasies and his everlasting love.
17. 5-fingered hugs.
19. Metaphors are lies and similes are not.
23. Explanation of math equations.
29. The mystery of who forked Wellington, the dog.
31. The overall story gives you a different perspective of the autistic mind.
41. Prime numbers.
There didn't seem to be any resolution to the story. It just was, and then it wasn't. It was a quick read, and I was interested enough to finish it, which is why it got 2 stars.
Weird confession. I like prime numbers. They make sense to me. I'm a tiny bit like Christopher, and I think that's why I love this book so much.
What's it all about? It's an interesting perspective into the mind of a boy who is autistic, intelligent in many ways, but still immature to the ways of the world.
Journey with Christopher as he solves the mystery of his neighbor's dog. Travel with him as he strikes out on his own to discover what happened to Wellington, and why. Like me, you might be surprised by the ending. Christopher doesn't necessarily get the answers he wants, but instead gets a lesson in life.
I really enjoyed the different narrator voice from Christopher. I didn't find it gimmicky like some readers, instead I found it to be a delightful journey. Check it out for yourself and see what you think.