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User Review  - garethmottram - LibraryThing

Fantastic insight into the mind of a boy someway along "the spectrum" of OCD/Autism written with such a natural voice. Really thought provoking character reasoning effortlessly written in to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

This was an interesting book. Like nothing I've read before, which I think is partly why it is such a popular book. I feel really bad for the parents of Christopher. I have someone in my family who ... Read full review

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

A very good 'Catcher in the Rye'-esque novel with a similarly dysfunctional (in this case - autism)teen protagonist. Interesting to get in the mind of an autistic and a good representation of it as ... Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Excellent! This relatively short novel is written from the perspective of a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome. The story took me right into the mind of a person with this problem, and I could hardly ... Read full review

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User Review  - SoulFlower1981 - LibraryThing

While there were moments that were a bit off-putting this was largely because of the stylistic choices that were necessary to convey the world of the main character. This felt like an authentic ... Read full review

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User Review  - idajo2 - LibraryThing

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time chronicles the adventures of fifteen-year old, Christopher Boone, who self-identified as "a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties". Mark ... Read full review

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A good read, but don't go in expecting some complex whodunit; the book is more about Christopher and his experiences than anything else, with the pretty easy mystery as a backdrop. I would say that this is a good book to begin to understand how people on the autism spectrum think, but the reader should keep in mind that it's called a spectrum for a reason. I have Asperger's and I was often surprised at both how different Christopher's thought process is from mine. 

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

Entertaining read, more about the character than the mystery, as that is solved quite quickly. More about the protagonist overcoming his fears. Read full review

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

Something I almost never do, reread a book. But I have read this novel twice and I think it is worth reading at least once to develop some empathy with ASD. Read full review

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

Detection meets child autism. Not a great novel about either, but in it's day a unique combination, and still entertaining fiction. Read full review


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