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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.

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