Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:00
Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon takes place near
the town of Swindon, England. A young 15 year-old boy named Christopher Boone
narrates this story which starts off when he finds the dead body of his
neighbor's poodle, Wellington. He makes a decision to investigate who murdered
this dog. His neighbor comes outside in horror and calls the police. After
Christopher hits a policeman after a misunderstanding, he is no longer allowed
to investigate the murder. He is diagnosed with a mild case of autism. He
disregards the fact that he can not investigate and he keeps trying to find the
murderer. Throughout the story, Christopher goes through ups and downs but
those can't be told without revealing the ending.
I couldn't put this book down, it's a mystery throughout the whole story. The
ending was completely unpredictable. It's a unique plot, confusing in the
beginning but then clear once you start to understand the situation
that Christopher is in.