The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

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Only read this one because it was on the Great American Read list.
I didn't know what to expect going into it other than it is one of the top 100 favorites of US readers.

In a word...


I didn't like the random mathematic tangents. 
Don't get me wrong, some of it was relevant, but it was so bombarding that I found myself skimming later on. (Maybe that was the point?)

The story is weird. Not "bad" weird, it just went way into a different direction than I could have ever imagined. Experiencing the world through Christopher's eyes was interesting. There is a nice balance of Christopher's detachment and the complete chaotic drama that unfolds around him. I didn't find myself too invested in the other characters, but wanted to find out what would happen to Christopher. I cannot tell if that was by design or just a happy coincidence, either way, it works well!


  1. I read this so long ago, but I remember liking it. It wasn't quite what I had expected either.

    1. The only description I received was from The Great American Read and they said it's about an autistic boy who finds a dead dog and decides to investigate. That's really only chapter one. It was a nice book, just very unexpected!