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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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Apr 30, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: owned-physical

***Also posted on RurouniJenniReads***

Source/Format: Paperback, purchased from a local bookstore

First, let me exclaim, “Yay, first blog post!” Maybe later I’ll relate in a separate post why I finally decided to create a book blog, but for now, let me whet your curiosity for this beautiful book.

I’ll begin by explaining how I came knowing about this magnificent piece of work. A few weeks back, I was snooping around my sister’s Instagram feed (because I don’t have my own account), adoring book photos and stuff. One of the pictures that really caught my attention was this book with a cute dog beside it. The next thing I know, I was picking up a copy in our local bookstore.

Bless that cute dog in Instagram, because this book did not disappoint. I am a slow reader but I flipped through the pages and finished my copy in no time. It’s that good.
The book was written in Christopher Boone’s point of view. His peculiar thoughts made Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory flash through my mind many times. For those who are familiar with the show, we all know how funny Sheldon Cooper is. He does not intend to be funny in his ways and yet we find him funny. That’s also how Christopher Boone is for me. I chuckled loads of times while reading, but I also tried to hold back my mirth because I felt that Christopher Boone would not appreciate me laughing at his thoughts. When he was feeling lost and out of cotrol despite his genius, I would love to hug him and tell him it’s gonna be okay but I know that he would not want me to do those. See how confused this book made me feel? I love how this book messed me up.

Aside from confusion, there’s a whole lot more this book stirred up in me: like making me want to read all Sherlock Holmes literature; making me feel inadequate in math; making me understand autism a little; and making me inspired to be courageous. Christopher Boone is by all means a hero in my books for all the times he continued on in his truth-seeking adventure/detective work despite being uncomfortable and scared.

If you are still not convinced to check out this book by now, I will add that I really love the ending. It was not over the top but still heart-warming.

I can’t think of anything that I disliked about the book. Some folks might get intimidated by Christopher’s genius talk but it did not deter my enjoyment at all.

I am so glad that this book is my first review post because it’s a must-read.

If you happen to have read the book already, I'd love to know your thoughts in the comments section.

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Reading Progress

April 30, 2015 – Started Reading
April 30, 2015 – Shelved
April 30, 2015 –
page 145
64.16% "I was just checking out the synopsis and before I know it, I'm over halfway through the book. I feel sorry for every other books that I skipped over on my TBR list."
May 2, 2015 – Finished Reading
August 8, 2016 – Shelved as: owned-physical

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