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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
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Sep 27, 11

bookshelves: 2011, audiobooks
Read in September, 2011

I really like the way Mark Haddon got inside the head of the autistic narrator of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. He’s never blatant about it, but he is honest. Because of his incredible memory, Christopher Boone is able to relate exact details of everything that happens around him and everything that the people around him say. However, because of his Asperger’s Syndrome, he has a great deal of difficulty interpreting what he sees and hears. Therefore, the reader is usually twenty steps ahead of him in figuring out what is happening. It’s the first-person narrative that really makes this novel special. I loved it so much, that I got a copy of it in paperback as soon as I had finished listening to the audiobook so I could pass it on to my son.

Jeff Woodman’s narration was outstanding. You really get that Christopher’s much more complex mentally than he appears to those on the outside. When Christopher got anxiety attacks, I felt like I was having one too. He makes Christopher’s strange habits and obsessions seem quite normal because they are to Christopher. It was really a wonderful performance.
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Jeffrey Its a fantastic book.


Nancy So glad you enjoyed this, Sandi.


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