Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Curious Little Book

I call it ‘curious’ because the dictionary defines the word curious as being strange or unexpected and the book is both strange and unexpected.

I call it ‘little’ because it is short and in big print and in easy language and from a boy’s point of view.

I call it ‘book’ because it was after printed in a book form even though it is a book like no other with chapters numbered with prime numbers instead of consecutive.

I articulate it with ‘the’ since it is a particular book that I m referring to and not any random book.

This particular book I m referring to is titled “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, written by Mark Haddon.

It is written in a weird style from the point of view of a fifteen year old boy, Christopher who suffers from Asperger’s. I should probably not say ‘suffers’ because he doesn’t. He is happy with himself understanding numbers and dogs (since they have only four emotions), and not understanding human beings, disliking yellow and brown and crowded, noisy or strange places and people, and liking red.

I liked the book for the spirit in which it is written. The story itself isn’t that great but it is the writing. And of course for the fact that it has an extremely strange yet interesting appendix (it contains a problem and its solution from an A level math exam) J


  1. the front cover looks like the book is for the kids :P.

  2. @jam
    the book was written for kids
    but it also popular among adults
    it is written from a child's point of view