13 Mar 2012

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

TITLE: The Curious Incident...

AUTHOR: Mark Haddon


PAGES: 226 (Paperback)


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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.


  1. I also was not a fan of this book. Everyone raved about it so much, and I just didn't enjoy it all. So glad to read that someone else didn't find it quite the literary perfection it was purported to be.

  2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon is a realistic fiction novel. This book is a suspenseful, intelligent and heartwarming tale. It is a comedic piece that will still have you in tears.

  3. I really don't want to read this book. My brother has Aspergers and I'm struggling to understand him on my own. I'm scared if I read this it will make me more impatient with him rather than patient. And Lord knows I need patience with that boy.