An antique store at night may be my new biggest fear.
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hates: ostriches. pencils. people sounds.
Lindsay Reviews: A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Recently I read Mark Haddon’s A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time after it was recommended to me by someone at work. He recommended it after I had mentioned that I loved Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. He described it as a book that you have seen a thousand times in the book store. Once I began reading it, I understood right away why he compared the two, and overall I enjoyed the book.
The book is narrated from the perspective of an autistic boy who becomes obsessed with a situation involving a dog in the night-time (get it?). I really wanted to read this book, because stories about or from the perspective of autistic spectrum individuals always intrigue me. In a former job I worked with many autistic kids, and I absolutely loved the way their brains worked and how they saw the world.
This book does a wonderful job of capturing the perspective of the autistic character in description and charts displayed. If someone had never gotten to get to know an autistic person, I feel like this book would be an eye-opener for them, and they would gain some understanding of what the world looks like for someone with autism.
The story overall was entertaining and kept me going, even though I think the ending could have used a bit more fleshing out. I would recommend the book, and you could easily read it in a weekend. 7 stars out of 10? That would be my gut rating, but overall could be a really important and educational read for some people.
Check it out, lovelies!
"Guyyyyyssss, life is tough." - @katieanne21’s new daughter, my niece, on the first day of her life.
This tiny pup decided to get adventurous and ended up in the back corner of the yard. Guess who had to trudge out in knee deep snow to get her? #needsnowpantsASAP