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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Childrens Classics)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon The novel is worth it alone for Christopher, the autistic narrator. The experience of reading a novel through his point-of-view is something I'll never forget - it's eye-opening, really. It felt uncomfortably real, unlike so many other on-the-spectrum characters in literature these days. There are no Lisbeth Salander's here: Christopher has some real fundamental compatibility issues with the world at large and watching the two interact is fascinating and painful and wonderful. Gotta be honest, though: I wanted more mystery. The family drama wasn't quite what I signed up for and Christopher's droll narration made it more uncomfortable than it might've been otherwise. Still, it's a lovely and dare I say important novel - to truly experience another way of living. More at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-rt