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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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Dec 28, 2014

it was ok
bookshelves: ebook
Read from August 24 to 25, 2012

I was anticipating that the story will revolve around the title. The first few pages were sort of catchy and it lets you get attached to the main character but all the cuteness and enjoyment was removed at a certain part of the book midway up to the latter part. Christopher John Francis Boone has a case of autism and at first I didn’t recognize the symptoms I thought he was just smart and peculiar. Anyhow, the story flows when he saw their neighbor’s dog already dead and he wants to avenge the death and find out who the criminal is. But afterward the story goes deeper and reading it on the perspective of an autistic child seems sort of irritable yet educational for me. It tackles some of his angst like he doesn’t like people to touch him and why he doesn’t like the color yellow and favors red instead.

At first I was annoyed for his actions since I didn’t know that he has autism. But after that I was more annoyed, I don’t know maybe I’m pseudo-autistic or something. Nevertheless I love how the author takes us to the life of an autistic individual at least now I know why they do such things and why are they so stubborn. Even more stubborn than me!

I rate it as a non-readable. It’s one of those books that will leave you saying “why u no stick to ur title!!!!!!”
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Ralph Santiago this book also fell short on my expectations as a lot of people really liked it :)

Emong maybe it lacks something and I don't know what HAHAHA :)

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