TITLE: The Curious Incident...
AUTHOR: Mark Haddon
PAGES: 226 (Paperback)
I was encouraged to read this book by many friends who had all read and loved it, and unfortunately all i can say is that i was disappointed.
First things first, i know the author wrote from a person with asphergers symdrome's point of view, and i do appreciate that, in fact, i think he wrote about it really well and that is one of the reasons i gave it three stars and not two. So don't worry, that is not what is affecting my judgement.
The thing that really annoyed me was that i just couldn't get into the storyline, it was too boring for me, and i couldn't bring myself to care enough to keep going, i don't think i even finished the book. I recognize that the themes mentioned are very relevant to our lives and are important, but i just found that it became so overly dramatic with so many things happening at once that i got confused and couldn't be bothered anymore.
I also felt that the story progressed incredibly quickly at the beginning, skipping over some very major discoveries and not dwelling on them enough for me to fully understand.
I give this book 2.5 stars, rounded up to 3, and hope that maybe in a few years i can come back to this book and maybe read it with a changed perspective and get as much enjoyment out of it as my friends did.