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Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Britisher Haddon debuts in the adult novel with the bittersweet tale of a 15-year-old autistic who's also a math genius.Christopher Boone has had some bad knocks: his mother has died (well, she went to the hospital and never came back), and soon after he found a neighbor's dog on the front lawn, slain by a garden fork stuck through it. A teacher said that he should write something that he "would ... Read full review

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime

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Christopher John Francis Boone is a fifteenyearold autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes. He knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for a captivating and unusual tale. Read full review

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He IS a smart boy. Well, he is smart enough to be a scientist, I mean, he shuld be it, but to be a human and since he IS a human, he needs to know more about the other people. He realised about it at the last page of this book.... Read full review

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. He does not like to be touched, hates yellow and brown, and begins screaming when confronted with unfamiliar ... Read full review

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RE: Depression and suicide in adults with mental retardation
Tracey Odeyemi: "No wonder so many people choose not to have children and I don't blame them for not wanting children; they can just
move to wherever they want to fucking move to and get as far away from everyone as possible and they can just fucking do whatever they fucking want with their fucking lives!! If they want to start taking out their issues on innocent people such as their neighbors then they are free to fucking do just that and not hold back - at all!!"
Jay Orton (at Tracey Odeyemi): "Not everyone is going to NOT want any children because not everyone has the same feeble-minded low level mentality as you!! Just because you've had too many negative experiences in your miserable life don't generalize!! It makes you sound like some mentally retarded moron - which you ARE anyway!!"
"Why take your depression and anger out on the people at Peterborough Regional College?? What did the people over there ever do to you?? The stuff that you come out with - they don't make any fucking sense at all!!"
"Aren't you?? WELL I DON'T CARE!!!! Because the comment I made wasn't about you!! And I wasn't even trying to start a conversation with you anyway; I was trying to start a conversation with the other students!! Next time I decide to make any nasty spiteful comments about someone else - unless those comments are about you - just keep your opinions to yourself!!"
"The reason why I'm irritable and snappy towards everyone is because I'm suffering from depression!!"
"If you are feeling THAT depressed and bitter, then my advice to you would be to get help and stop making a scene!! You need to THINK before you speak - I can't make that ANY MORE clear than I already have!!"

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This is a summer reading book required for my highschool. I ended up reading it in 8th grade for a book report, coming across the book by mistake. This book is very interesting and exciting for someone who hates reading. I literally couldn't put the book down. I did skip one chapter, the chapter where Christopher rides the train and talks about the cows he sees out the window. I would suggest this book to anyone, even people who don't like reading like me. :) I'd give it 4 stars. 

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Book Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon
When first opening The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, don’t bother trying to find chapter one; because one isn’t a prime number. Author, Mark Haddon, is setting the reader in line with fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone, an adolescent, autistic savant. Christopher knows all of the world capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He also detests the colors yellow and brown (and loves the color red.) Written in the first person, Christopher’s sensory interpretations, paint a picture of what it’s like to be him. He is a genius with math and science, however emotions are completely confusing and other-worldly to him. It’s when a neighbor’s poodle, Wellington, is found dead (killed by a garden fork) that Christopher decides to write a book about solving the mystery of who killed Wellington.
This thought-provoking, coming-of-age, mystery novel, explores not just the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, but also the relationship Christopher has with his mother, father, and most importantly, himself. Christopher lives alone with his father, his mother having died of a heart-attack two years before. Functioning much like a machine, Christopher takes in details, that don’t even register with most people. For example, he describes his memory as, “to remember something I can simply press Rewind and Fast Forward and Pause like on a video recorder.” It’s because of these details, that Christopher’s eccentricities come to the surface. He cannot stand to be touched, not even by his family; and if he is, he will curl up and groan—sometimes even for hours—to calm himself down. Moreover, Christopher hates seeing new places and meeting new people; it took him five weeks to become comfortable enough to talk to a new teacher.
Mark Haddon, who has worked with autistic children, creates a unique perspective through the eyes of Christopher. He is an overall relatable character, because he is very straightforward, he feels superior to everyone, yet feels left out from society. Mark Haddon creates not only a fascinating chara¬¬cter, but a complex and compelling story that draws the reader to it’s surprising conclusion.

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