The novel was adapted by British playwright, Simon Stephens, known for his inventive dramatization of bleak social realities, and ability to theatricalise inner-monologues. It is a very affirmative interpretation, and at times is deeply sentimental.
May 22, Chris rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This crap won the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year honors, and while I have absolutely no idea what that entails, I firmly support both the eradication of this farcical award and the crucifixion of anyone on the selection committee that nominated this stinking smegma.
This was both slick and sweet, even if the book blew, I could probably unload it on ebay and manage to actually make some money out of the deal. I will instead be using it as kindling for the next bonfire I start while camping.
Also, I had nothing else to read. I can say that this book taught me one thing; I solemnly vow only to bring a book I enjoy while secluded from the outside world from this day forth. While hail pummeled the area, t-storms unleashed an epic deluge, and tornados were spotted touching down and killing people, the hicks took all this in perfect stride.
In order to blend in with the natives, I peeled off my top, kicked off my shoes, scratched my nuts generously before picking my nose, and continued drinking, acting as nonchalant as possible in 90 mph winds while getting pulverized with all forms of precipitation.
If my simple-minded slander is going to bother you, go find something more worthwhile to do. First, by page twenty-five I was just sick of the all the words in bold and all the diagrams and illustrations.
Yes, I understand that the story is told from the point of view of an autistic kid, it would be damned hard not to grasp that, but was it really necessary? Is this supposed to be representative of how autistic people think?
Who the hell knows, but I personally found it annoying. I will give the author kudos that the story was every bit as demanding as dealing with someone with autism, laying belly-down on the floor like a lowly reptile and groaning after seeing a brown paper bag.
Lastly, this autistic kid is walking around with a knife throughout the book and ceaselessly contemplating shanking strangers with it. This honestly just absolutely offends me.
This whole mystery is solved quickly and rather lamely within the story, which is fittingly moronic considering the whole work. From there, Christopher goes on a quest to find his mother, whom he believed deceased, which is absolute crap.
A happy ending to this drek was genuinely soul-destroying. I can only speculate that prior toonce a child displayed the symptoms of autism they were unceremoniously dragged to the nearest river and drowned, or smothered with hay.
A story like that would be solid. Pick your own ending of this tragic tale: B Thok finds the nearest sizable stone and bludgeons Oog to death, resulting in an immediately full belly for the hearty hunter and about 85 edible pounds of meat for future consumption should the herd they are stalking decide to take to the hills.
Anyone reading this should be subjected to someone groaning in close proximity until they stop. Then they can tell me how cool that shit is.The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon pp, Cape, £ Christopher Boone is He knows "all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime.
Sep 24, · The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism.
He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists /5(K). The best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time () received multiple awards and high praise for its portrayal of a disabled protagonist, Christopher Boone, who is usually described as having Asperger’s/autism.
Mark Haddon is a British novelist and poet, best known for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. He was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he /5(39K).
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. Its title quotes the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle 's short story " The Adventure of Silver Blaze ".Author: Mark Haddon.
Booktopia has The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time by Mark Haddon. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog.' THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT- TIME is a murder mystery novel like no other.
The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. A fabulous and heart-warming story told simply /5(8).
|Atmospherics of anxiety||A quick survey of reviews on Amazon indicates that readers often believe it to be a convincing portrayal, although many do not appear to have any exposure to autism other than Curious Incident.|
|See a Problem?||Wellington Mrs Shears' large black poodle, which Christopher finds dead in her garden, with a garden fork sticking out of him. I suppose you'd call it high-function autism in that he can function on, you know, a day-to-day basis, in a kind of rudimentary way.|