Doug Loves Movies with guests Jonah Ray, Thomas Lennon and Steve Agee
February 10, 2014
Idris Elba and Michael B. Jordan attend the 45th NAACP Image Awards
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.
This is a lovely book and I highly recommend it especially to anyone who is friends or related to a person with autism.