Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by Mark Haddon
Pages: 226
Format: Paperback
Year pub: 2004
Publisher: Vintage
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
Aww, if Christopher actually liked hugs, I would hug him already. But, the opposite would happen because (a) he doesn't like being touched or grabbed (b) I am a stranger and maybe (c) I may or may not be wearing yellow or brown ; D .

This book is actually is one that is very special. It's very different, and even if Christopher doesn't liked to be grabbed or hugged, it's full of love. The book starts off as Christopher finds a dead dog belonging to his neighbor in her backyard. Even if he gets into trouble he is determined to find out who has killed the dog and for what reason? As he unravels about finding the possible suspect, he finds out that his world, the one he has been living in for so long, is all so much more different than it is.

Christopher is one of those people that you might think aren't very bright but when they start talking and you start to get to know them, they are actually very smart. He detests the color yellow and brown, being touched, yelled, or laughed at, prime numbers (in which the chapters are in prime number), and things just not making sense.

There were little tidbits of information in between the actual plot that were interesting. He has many theories and a whole different perspective of the world than from ours so that sometimes you would want to reach out for him but he is in his shut-out little bubble world and you just have to stand back and watch him face the facts.

The book itself was a overwhelming roller coaster journey. The events happened, how it did, and why it did. The book just evolved on itself. And, in the end, even if life isn't that perfect, things are happening all on its own.



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6 comments:

  1. Great review, Delaney! This book sounds cute.:)

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  2. You are always changing the look of your blog. I love the Santa cursor.
    We should do a Blog Secret Santa. Do you want to? and we invite other blogs to participate?

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  3. Wow! This is a n awesome review delaney! :) I thought the same about the book. the only thing that confused me about this book was the endless mathematical equations (i'm not the best in math, lol) Anyway, AWESOME review and i'm looking forward to you're next one! :D

    -annie:)

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  4. That sounds like a really interesting book :D
    Great review Delaney!
    -Jane
    P.S. I love all the winter and Christmas stuff on the blog, hehe :D

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  5. I agree that this is a special book! It's been a while since I last read it, but I still remember it well and remember enjoying how original and different it was. Great review!

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  6. I have heard so much about this book ^^ Your review has convinced me to read it sometime :)

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