🐕 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon⁠

⁠🔍 Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher, everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. Then, when a neighbour’s dog, Wellington, is killed, he sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. ⁠

❤️ I loved:⁠
✍️ The point of view. The book is written from the point of view of Christopher, a boy with Asperger syndrome. I think it’s not an easy task, and the author pulls it off very well.⁠
👦 Christopher. I loved his quirks – he doesn’t like yellow to brown, but he loves red – and how he tries to explain the world from his point of view. The book is full of numbers and lists, and it’s very logical. I also loved the fact that the chapters are numbered by prime numbers: it’s a little detail that ties perfectly with Christopher’s personality.⁠
👍 It’s sweet and tender, without being cute. I’ve tried more than once to find an adjective to describe this book, and the one that always came to my mind was “sweet”. The author managed to convey this feeling perfectly.⁠

🤔 I wasn’t so sure about:⁠
😞 It’s not a mystery. I was expecting a mystery solved and told from the point of view of Christopher, but this book is not a mystery at all.⁠
🤔 I don’t know if the Asperger syndrome is represented correctly. I have no experience in Asperger syndrome, so I am not sure whether the author described it as it really is, or not.⁠

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5⁠ A book told from a unique point of view, full of lists, numbers, quirks, very interesting and sweet.⁠

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