Read and deemed great – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Mark Haddon’s murder mystery novel (Amazon, Publisher) was recommended by two friends and also conveniently available in the flat, so I put it on top of my reading list. It’s not a typical crime thriller and the victim is no man but a dog named Wellington – but that makes no difference for Christopher, the 15 year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome narrating his investigation of the incident in the book. His condition makes life difficult for him and the people he interacts with – like Mrs Shears who was a bit irritated that Christopher was hugging her now deceased dog, or the policeman who got hit by the boy because he was touching his arm, or his father who takes care of him alone ever since Christopher’s mother died.

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