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{Read Epub} ô The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time í Christopher John Francis Boone Knows All The Countries Of The World And Their Capitals And Every Prime Number Up To , He Relates Well To Animals But Has No Understanding Of Human Emotions He Cannot Stand To Be Touched And He Detests The Color YellowAlthough Gifted With A Superbly Logical Brain, For Fifteen Year Old Christopher Everyday Interactions And Admonishments Have Little Meaning He Lives On Patterns, Rules, And A Diagram Kept In His Pocket Then One Day, A Neighbor S Dog, Wellington, Is Killed And His Carefully Constructive Universe Is Threatened Christopher Sets Out To Solve The Murder In The Style Of His Favourite Logical Detective, Sherlock Holmes What Follows Makes For A Novel That Is Funny, Poignant And Fascinating In Its Portrayal Of A Person Whose Curse And Blessing Are A Mind That Perceives The World Entirely Literally 2nd Read October 2018Ok wow it s been 5 years since I read this and I wanted to reread desperately I also heard it was actually problematic with the autism rep and at the time of reading Ihad no idea of anything about autismorrrrr that I was actually autistic myself The things YOU FIND OUT LATER So hello, dear reread, time to be critical.I still love it I don t think the autism rep is perfect, but I don t think it s terrible either I know it s all pitched as asperger s syndrome which isn t a diagnosis any but Christopher actually reads as someone who is a low functioning autistic I don t like saying low vs high functioning, but just using that term for sake of being clear It s actually important to not just talk about the autistics who pass in society The sensory overload scenes were intensely right, and it talked about some of the lesser discussed symptoms of autism For instance, I forget the technical term but struggling to realise people don t think see what you do It did go light on the stimming, but it was there My biggest issues with the rep were 1 the inconsistencies with his skills, 2 that Christopher is, again, the typical white straight sort of savant mathematical autism stereotype , and 3 that it pretty clearly leaned towards the oh autistic people don t have empathy which is WRONG We just show it differently But I love that it didn t end up with Christopher getting better or stopping doing anything autistic THANK YOU He is still Christopher and autistic by the endbut it s working on fixing his family situation And like it frikkin sucked how Christopher looked down on the other disabled kids in his class I also sort of found the math parts the wild detours to talk in intricate detail about a road sign really annoying IDK Maybe just me It fit with Christopher I guess, but I also felt it was just a stereotypical way of viewing autism.ANYWAY I still loved Christopher and his anxiety was palpable on page His family is hella messed up and seeing it from his unreliable perspective was cleverly done, but also heartbreaking The ending seemed a bit of a random land in a pile of sludge though It felt so anticlimatic But I read this all in one evening and I LOVE reading books fast It s a good book, Brent Although I admit I m lowering it to 4 stars from 5 Shhh 1st Read July 2013Despite the title being a regular mouthful try saying THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME five times fast , this is a seriously good book It doesn t tell a story it brings YOU into the story That s what I look for in a book.Christopher Boone is a mathematical and scientific genius He also has Asperger s Syndrome, which can turn complicated mathematics into simple games, but also turn simple things like colours, or being touched into complicated horrors What I loved about this book was Christopher Kind of obvious, I guess, but bear with me We don t just read Christopher s world we SEE it I take my hat off to the author, because it s not easy to write a book like this, PLUS make the reader empathize with everyone, PLUS write an unforgettable story, PLUS kill a dog, PLUS solve a mysteries, PLUS leave it with such an unfinished ending that I am sitting here writing a review and gnashing my teeth from the combination of sheer awesomeness and feelings of unsatisfactory sadness Yes, that was a 69 word sentence You re welcome I couldn t put this book down Literally I read it in a few hours flat As the story unraveled, I felt sad and happy and worried and sad yes, unfeeling reviewer that I am, I DO have feelings Proof is here Don t be fooled The mystery of who killed the neighbour s dog is only a fraction of the story And the book ends in tears and but no spoilers The style fits Christopher s voice to perfection Depending on his feelings, the sentences range in length, the narrative becomes clear or lumpy, and the chapters change degrees of intensity Every couple of chapter, the topic seems to run off on some spree of mathematical genius Yes, I confess to being lost on those chapters I confess that a lot of the extra facts and random notes about the scientific thoughts of space didn t capture me personally But it added to the story It fit It worked It was fabulous And anyone who gets me saying math is amazing and deserves an award I also like the fact it was set in England Just sayin.The book breaks writing rules Being a writer myself, I appreciate the rules of show, don t tell and don t use passive words like was This book excuse me for not writing out the title again breaks a LOT of rules Most of it is plain narrative The writing gets passive because of that Do I mind No If you re going to break the rules, do it perfectly, and I ll have no qualms THE CURIOUS you get the idea broke all the rules and i love it for that.It s blunt It s gritty It s painful Several times I wanted to bawl into pages but I didn t, because I wouldn t want to wreck the book It touched my bookish soul Now I know who killed the dog Do you want to know The Prime Reasons Why I Enjoyed Mark Haddon s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time 2 Death broken down into its molecular importance.3 Clouds, with chimneys and aerials impressed upon them, and their potential as alien space crafts.5 Black Days and Yellow cars.7 Red food coloring for Indian cuisine.11 Christopher s reasons for loving The Hound of the Baskervilles and disdaining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.13 White lies.17 The patience of Siobhan19 Father s frustration, and Father s love 23 I reasoned that 29 Metaphors are lies and similes are not.31 The intimacy of fanning out the fingers and pressing the hand of another 37 Christopher punches a policeman and later decides he doesn t like policeman much after all.41 My empathy for Father s pain.43 Mystification through demystification.47 Father admitting one of his crimes before he was caught.53 Did I mention Christopher 59 A Level Maths.61 The London Underground as a scary, thrilling adventure.67 Toby the rat.71 Wellington forked.73 The book has yet to be discovered by Oprah.79 Behavioral Problems83 Maps89 Prime numbers Prime chapters97 That every day life, if seen from a certain perspective, can provide the conflict for a compelling novel. Absolute garbage Easily the worst book I ve read in 2008, and certainly a contender for Worst Book I ve Ever Read This crap won the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year honors, and while I have absolutely no idea what that entails, I firmly support both the eradication of this farcical award and the crucifixion of anyone on the selection committee that nominated this stinking smegma I d seen this book prominently featured at many shops mayhap Oprah was currently endorsing it as worthy fare , so when I saw a copy at a resale shop for fitty cents, I figured some poor sucker out there somehow managed to prove they know less about the value of a dollar than I do This was both slick and sweet, even if the book blew, I could probably unload it on ebay and manage to actually make some money out of the deal In that circumstance I d place my first call home in 2008 my folks would be so proud to see my enterprising nature finally surface I will not be selling this book, as my conscience won t let me dupe someone quite that badly I will instead be using it as kindling for the next bonfire I start while camping This would be fitting, seeing as I read it while camping over Memorial Day weekend, and I would have rightfully disposed of this in the fire at that time, except I wasn t completely finished suffering through it until the drive home Also, I had nothing else to read I can say that this book taught me one thing I solemnly vow only to bring a book I enjoy while secluded from the outside world from this day forth This is about the third time I ve gone camping and brought some utter crap along, only to wish I had anything else, hell, I d have started reading the damn bible if it meant forsaking The Curious Incident. Much less, during this ill fated camping trip, the Midwest was being absolutely hammered with inclement weather of all sorts Tornados were tearing the ass out of Iowa, both Wisconsin and Illinois were flooding to the point that if I actually had been reading the bible I d have contemplated the construction of an ark, Michigan was being devastated by ball lightning and thunderstorms a plenty, and Indiana, well, Indiana sucks no matter what the weather is, even if beset by an event similar to that legendary whack shit in Tunguska it could only serve to make the place slightlyinteresting to inhabit Rather comically, the campground had a good number of seasonal campers aka total hicks that were just chilling in their trailers, sporting mullets and getting all stoked to some Kid Rock While hail pummeled the area, t storms unleashed an epic deluge, and tornados were spotted touching down and killing people, the hicks took all this in perfect stride Git r done Git on ere they hooted merrily, apparently oblivious to the fact that their lives were potentially in jeopardy In these conditions not a single one bothered to put on a shirt, seemed completely content to sit on their cooler and polish off their 12 pack of Coors, and didn t mind their inbred, unkempt kids running around barefoot and sopping wet, certain to die of pneumonia should god decide for some unfathomable reason not to reclaim their souls with his twister The women, predominantly pregnant, were also unfazed, brazenly ignoring the reports of nearby boy scouts getting killed and also gleefully chugging Coors, which I m sure will only assist in assuring that the next generation of scruffy bastards hailing from Elk s Ass, Illinois to be just as pitiful as their progenitors In order to blend in with the natives, I peeled off my top, kicked off my shoes, scratched my nuts generously before picking my nose, and continued drinking, acting as nonchalant as possible in 90 mph winds while getting pulverized with all forms of precipitation For some reason I was still regarded with suspicion by the locals, and it wasn t until later that I realized that the clue that tipped them off that I wasn t one of their ilk was the act of reading I wonder, when they embrace this uppity act of reading themselves will they begin noticing the surgeon general s warnings that smoking and guzzling hooch shouldn t be the norm for the preggers in their clan That s not really my problem, but I ll remain slightly concerned as these freaks only live about a hundred miles away As a bonus for anyone sticking it out this far in eager anticipation of something which might resemble rationale for why The Curious Incident sucked so bad in my estimation , I shall now present it I d also like to note that the uncomfortable expectation of being leveled by a tornado is about five hundred timesenjoyable than this book Thus begins the part of the review that I m assuming will prompt the parents of autistic people worldwide to recommend I go fuck myself, to which I ll just let them know right now that if I could, I wouldn t be dicking around on goodreads If my simple minded slander is going to bother you, go find somethingworthwhile to do First, by page twenty five I was just sick of the all the words in bold and all the diagrams and illustrations Yes, I understand that the story is told from the point of view of an autistic kid, it would be damned hard not to grasp that, but was it really necessary Is this supposed to be representative of how autistic people think Who the hell knows, but I personally found it annoying Secondly, I was also bothered by little Christopher rambling on and on about Super Good Days and Black Days and his favorite colors I didn t like him rapping about his skills at Minesweeper and doing maths and his proficiency at groaning I will give the author kudos that the story was every bit as demanding as dealing with someone with autism, laying belly down on the floor like a lowly reptile and groaning after seeing a brown paper bag Great, you don t like brown since shit happens to be brown hued, let s move onSeriously..No, seriously Dude, I m not kidding any, I get it, you re not telling me anything new here.Ok, last time, bro, you say it onetime I swear I ll kick you in the eye If I can collectively congratulate society on one decision in the past decade, it would have to be their refusal to allow me to teach special education True, I haven t applied for that unsavory post, but I m sure anyone could realize that the result would be messier than providing a cage of chimps with ready made shitballs Lastly, this autistic kid is walking around with a knife throughout the book and ceaselessly contemplating shanking strangers with it This honestly just absolutely offends me I ll make a fair trade if I can t drive drunk, autistic people shouldn t be allowed possession of a knife or anythinglethal than a wiffle ball bat I m not about to start segregating the results of stupid people liable to make a stupid decision ruining someone else s livelihood into degrees of malicious intent Anyway, little Christopher is writing a mystery story at the behest of his teacher, and the recent murder of his neighbor s dog, Wellington, seems like a good enigma to solve This whole mystery is solved quickly and rather lamely within the story, which is fittingly moronic considering the whole work From there, Christopher goes on a quest to find his mother, whom he believed deceased, which is absolute crap This kid s presence begins to screw up her life, her new lover s life, and eventually sprawls out to ruin his father s life, and yes, my life too It even managed to ruin my girlfriend s life, as I took my frustrations out by grudge fucking her to a Helmet album on the rocky and inundated soil of the campsite In the end, his parents make the haughty decision to try making this kid s life fulfilling once again Christ A happy ending to this drek was genuinely soul destroying I d have preferred something darker an historical account of an autistic person prior to the recent mollycoddling It seems like all I hear about these days are autistic kids, and I wonder why history isn t choc full of anecdotal tales of their presence, where did they all come from I can only speculate that prior to 1850, once a child displayed the symptoms of autism they were unceremoniously dragged to the nearest river and drowned, or smothered with hay A story like that would be solid Imagine this, caveman Thok is hella hungry, and there s Oog, banging his head on the wall groaning, per usual Thok comes home with one slain gazelle a week for the tribe, and Oog s only contribution is a lot of noise and gibberish, and an appreciable skill of identifying prime numbers, which haven t been conceptualized and aren t worth much of a damn But, today, Oog still has a hunk of some unlucky critter s hindquarters left over from their recent feast, just laying there looking to be devoured Pick your own ending of this tragic tale A Thok steals the meat and Oog continues groaning, even louder andgratingly now that he s hungry B Thok finds the nearest sizable stone and bludgeons Oog to death, resulting in an immediately full belly for the hearty hunter and about 85 edible pounds of meat for future consumption should the herd they are stalking decide to take to the hills C Thok befriends Oog, begins teaching him the tribe s language, and Oog eventually ascends to the position of Grand Pooba of the clan, inventing the wheel, harnessing the power of fire, and pushing the frontiers of rocketry to levels still unachieved through his mathematical genius usually accompanied by groaning Anyone reading this should be subjected to someone groaning in close proximity until they stop Then they can tell me how cool that shit is. This book I read in a day I was in a Chapters bookstore in Toronto that s like Barnes and Noble to the Americans in the crowd and anyway I was just browsing around, trying to kill time When suddenly I saw this nice display of red books with an upturned dog on the cover Attracted as always to bright colours and odd shapes, I picked it up It s only about 250 pages or so I read the back cover and was intrigued I flipped through the pages and noticed that it had over One Million chapters I was doubly intrigued So I walked over to the far wall of the bookstore to sit and begin to read a few pages I always do this to ensure that I don t waste what little money I have on a book possessing nothingthan a flashy cover I do the same at the cinema if I don t like the first 20 minutes, I get a refund Restaurants, too if I don t like the first ten bites, I walk out on the bill This is a book written by a Child Developmental Psychologist I think that s the right term anyway, a doctor who works with mentally or physically challenged youngsters The novel itself is a first person tale written by a high functioning, mentally challenged boy in England who wakes up one morning to find his neighbor s dog dead on his lawn The boy s teacher suggests he should write about the incident, which he eagerly sets out to do So we have his first novel , The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time He plays Inspector and tries to solve the mystery as Sherlock Holmes would doOf course, if he s going to write a book, that means he can take control He hates the way other books have chapter numbers that increase sequentially 1,2,3 He prefers prime numbers and will number his chapters in sequential primes hence, by the end of the book, you re reading chapter 123,314,124 or whatever I ain t no math guy Now then, he also writes about other things in his life and through his perspective you get some tear jerking moments of true, unobstructed humanity the way his parents broke up because of his state, how he has all these dreams about being someone great and going to a top college, even though you know that his situation will never really allow it Anyway I read this book cover to cover sitting on the floor of that Chapters bookstore By the end of it I was absolutely bawling my eyes out Never cried so much in my life In fact, as I type this and think back on that story, I m dripping on my keyboard and I m at my office However these are tears of joy The boy does it He can do anything It s the most uplifting book I ve ever read.I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels anything deep down inside.