The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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5 thoughts on “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  1. I think that this was an interesting, touching book. However, I feel that the deliberate flat quality of the writing quite quickly became tiresome. The way it describes the way Christopher(the main character/narrator, who has Asperger’s Syndrome) is very well thought-out. Unfortunately, the plot was, for me at least, over unrealistic.

  2. Curious Incident is about a boy, Christopher, with Asperger’s syndrome meaning he hates being touched. Christopher has suffered many tragedies in his life such as his mother dying and having to be raised by his father, Ed. One day he finds his neighbour’s dog dead, with a pitchfork through its heart. This book realistically portrays the difficulties of having a syndrome. This includes showing people with disorders have feelings and are just the same as those without. Curious Incident also addresses problems such as people judging those syndrome or assuming they’re stupid just since they’re different. It shows people aren’t perfect even when they’re “normal”. Take Ed for example, he really cares for Christopher but at the same can become frustrated and violent. Curious Incident manages to merge serious issues with a thrilling plot that hooks you in. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to people around the age of 10.

  3. This is probably one of my favourite books of all time. It is about a boy called Christopher, who lives in Swindon with his dad and pet rat Toby. When the neighbours dog is stabbed with a pitchfork, he decides to investigate. I like this book because it is told from the perspective of Christopher, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, which means that he sometimes sees things from a different perspective. this makes things like when he takes the tube much more interesting, but also adds some humour to the book, adding an element of light-heartedness to what could be quite a serious book. Another interesting element is how the book portrays the other characters. This is because Christopher’s way of thinking, and the way that other characters react to him seems to show them in a much more honest way, emphasised by the fact that Christopher rarely shares with the readers how he feels at that moment, allowing the readers to form their own opinions about the various characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something different, which really challenges how you understand mental disabilities.

  4. I really enjoyed this book. The central character Christopher was very believable and it gave a real insight to what the impact of autism can have on you.

  5. This book is a truly incredible story that’s really touching. I would encourage everyone over ten to read it, and enjoy it to. It is about a boy, Christopher, who is autistic. When he finds his neighbours dog killed, he sets out on a gripping adventure to find out the truth.

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