As I mentioned in my previous Friday Book Share, I often devour a book whole just for the plot without savouring the nuances of the writing or the complexity of the characters. This is what I did with Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
Then I got gifted it for my birthday, and I figured that this was the time to read it through properly.
If you can’t remember the rules, find them here and on my first Friday Book Share.
Now I’ve read the book again, I really want to see the play at the National Theatre!
First line(s) of the book
It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears’ house. Its eyes were closed.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour’s dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
Introduce the main character using only three words
Christopher John Francis Boone – emotionally dissociated mathematician
I’m pretty sure you can tell that this book is for everyone – the writing is simple to understand and very visual. The references require a little more life experience to understand – especially since the narrator himself has difficulty explaining the reactions of the people around him. The descriptions of certain scenes are almost painfully intense, giving a valuable insight into what it’s like inside a mind with autism. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!
Your favourite line/scene
‘He was an inspector. I could tell because he wasn’t wearing a uniform. He also had a very hairy nose. It looked as if there were two very small mice hiding in his nostrils.’
You can buy The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time here at Amazon UK.
If you want to do this #FridayBookShare, the rules are in my first one. I definitely welcome you guys to do this #FridayBookShare!
Although this is meant to be every Friday, I will probably just post them once I’ve finished a book. What’s your favourite book you’ve read so far this 2017? Have you ever seen a stage adaptation of your favourite book? Let me know in the comments!