Monday, October 12, 2015

TY Recommendations 2: 'The Curious Incident'

Alex Lawrence is reading Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for his Extended Essay, and writes:

"The book is very intricate and shows a lot about a mental condition from the perspective of the one who is affected, which in itself I think is a unique theme and extremely interesting. The book follows the adventure of a fifteen year old boy, called Christopher Boone, as he tries to find out who killed a neighbour's dog and in turn discovers a lot about his family, the situation of his parents and himself. We are not told specifically Christopher's condition but the book refers to Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism and savant syndrome. The book shows what it is like to be a outsider, and in particular of one with these conditions and shows how they might see the world. For these reasons I would highly recommend the book to others looking for a interesting and eye opening read."

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