Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

A Short Romp of a Review!


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.


Mark Haddon is particularly talented with character development and creating an astounding narrators voice through the use of his character Christopher.

I enjoyed reading from Christopher's POV through the honesty of his voice explaining his confusion with people and trying to understand and over analyse everything. 

His child like explanations and his social inadequacy can be endearing at times. You feel the emotions he may not necessarily have or understand as you read Mark Haddon’s angst ridden plot line (not in a bad way but in Christopher’s emotional way).

I feel this novel has a marmite effect. Judging by previous reviews.

I liked it; it was different from anything I have read before. With a rather bittersweet conclusion compared to how emotionally stressful the plot line is for Christopher.

It's a book you need to read to determine what YOU like, not what anyone else thinks.

I hope you enjoy reading!

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