The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

August 04, 2017

Hello lovelies,

I am quite frankly ashamed that it has taken me this long to get round to this book. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon has been recommended to me by many and it isn't until now that I finally reached it on my reading list. The kindle version is just £4.99 which has been one of the cheapest books I've read recently.

The book is about a boy called Christopher who, despite his condition not being named, seems to have some form of Asperger's or Autism. The book is written by Christopher and follows the story of when his neighbours dog was killed. It offers an insight into the way a person with Autism thinks and why they may behave in a certain way. As a children's nurse I found this book fascinating, it really opened my eyes a little!

Christopher plays detective to solve the case of his neighbours murdered dog and ends up going on quite the adventure! The thing I enjoyed most about the book was the use of illustrations to help portray what Christopher was thinking! It's a nice change. Mark has a very good writing style and couldn't have portrayed Christopher better! I was massively impressed with how i made me feel so many emotions. I felt both sorry for Christopher and frustrated for his parents.

All-in-all I loved the story there are a few little surprises in there and I couldn't put the book down, in fact I believe it took me around 2-3 days to finish! My only criticism, if you could call it that, was that the ending seemed a bit abrupt to me but maybe that's what Mark was aiming for or maybe it's just because I didn't want to stop reading? Either way it was still an absolutely fantastic book and I wish I had read it before now!

If you like the sound of this book check out the link below for the Kindle version. Thanks, Lauren x

The Curious Incident Book - Click here

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  1. This sounds like my kind of book! I used to read 2 books a week but ever since blogging and having our little one, all I ever read are blogs and the news.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. I used to read all the time before starting university, I especially struggle when I'm on placement but since my holiday I have been trying to make the time to read before bed as I realised how I missed it!

  2. I've heard of the curious incident mainly because of the show in London and I've always wondered what it was about. It actually sounds like a really love story and as I'm currently trying to do 50 books in a year, I reckon needs to be added to my list!

    Musings & More

    1. Yeah I would definitely recommend adding this to your list and a huge good luck with your goal!

  3. Ah I read this book a good few years ago and loved it :) really want to see the stage show!

    Jasmine xx

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  6. It sounds like a really interesting read, and the illustrations seem to add to the story x

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    1. Yeah it's definitely a nice break from what I usually read!

  7. When I was about 12 or 13 a lot of girls in my grade were reading this book and loved it an dI remember our teacher recommending it to us as well. Somehow I never got to it and had actually forgotten about it until lately. Now I really want to read it, nice review!

    Stella xx