The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time

In Literature on November 18, 2008 at 9:29 am

the-curious-case-of-the-dog-in-the-night-timeWho killed Wellington?  This is the question that spurs Mark Haddon’s debut novel on a wild murder mystery adventure.  Wellington is Mrs. Shears dog, and when her neighbor Christopher is found standing next to the dead dog he becomes a suspect in Wellington’s murder.  No charges are pressed but Christopher, knowing it was not he who committed such a crime, sets off in search for the true culprit.  

The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time is told from the perspective of Christopher, a fifteen year old boy with Autism.  The author does a particularly fascinating job portraying this voice of character.  Christopher’s story is not only entertaining but educational, it allows the reader a unique chance to experience life through the eyes of someone with autism.  It might feel slightly awkward at first but a few chapters in the plot builds and evolves leaving you restless to find out what happens next.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: