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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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Him it s like being in a room with a
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way mirror in spy film Love is even nfathomable Loving room with a one way mirror in a spy film Love is even nfathomable Loving is helping them when they get into trouble and looking after them and telling them the truth and Father does lots of things for me which means that he loves meComparisonsI reread this during a rather stressful journey including the passages when Christopher is making a stressful journey It helped me empathise with him to the extent that it exacerbated my own stress It s worth comparing this with Iris Murdoch s The Word Child whose main character has tacit Asperger s tendencies See my review HERE Y ko Ogawa s The Housekeeper and the Professor which is also about finding number patterns in everyday life and involves a protagonist whose brain does not work like other people s See my review HERE poo ou pu s oo s if you want to read an excellent book about autism in a young person read marcelo in the real world this book is like hilary swank you can tell it is trying really hard to win swank you can tell it is trying really hard to win the awards but it has no heart inside and yet everyone eats it p C0ME ONno one likes gimmickscome to my blog Coping With ConscienceMy 34 year old daughter is severely autistic and has been since she was seven No one knows why and the condition has never varied in its intensity So she is stuck in time She knows this and vaguely resents it somewhat but gets on with things as best she canEach case of autism is probably A Consortium of Worlds uniue My daughter has no facility with numbers or memory but she does with space As far as I can tell any enclosed space appears to her as a kind of filing system which she can decipher almost instantly When she was twelve I brought her into a cavernous Virgin megastore to get a particular CD She had never been in the place before but after standing in the doorway for three or four seconds she walked immediately to the correct aisle and bin and picked out the desired CD without any hesitationI have a theory probably rubbish that autistic people perceive the world as it actually is or precisely within strictly limited categories that might be called natural somewhat in the vein of Kantian transcendentals space time numbers etc Most like my daughter and Christopher the protagonist of The Curious Incident have no facility with purely linguistic manipulation metaphor lying irony jokes complex allusion actually fiction of any sort The world is not just literal it exists in a way that ensures words are always subservient to things and without imagination that it could be any other way In my experience autistic people tend to becomepset when non autistic people attempt to reverse the priority by making things subservient to words This makes the autistic person confused anxious and often angry They appear resentful that such liberties can be taken with what is so obviously reality In effect the autistic life is devoted to truth as what is actually there stripped of all emotional figurative and cultural content This makes autistic people often difficult to live with They insist and they persist about things which appear trivial to others They nag and needle The Sublime until they obtain recognition In those areas that interest them they are capable of splitting the finest hairs to avoid abandoning their perceptions of the world They may on occasion conform in order to gain a point but they never really give in They are stalwart in being simply themselves Adaptation occurs elsewhere not in themIt is therefore probably impossible for non autistic people to live without tension among autistic people The latter are maddening in the solidity of their selves They are in a sense elemental for all we know formed in the intense energy of a star in some distant galaxy Fortunately the fact that most ofs cannot Letters Between a Catholic and an Evangelical understand their elemental force is not something that worries them very much Their emotional reactions may be intense but these attenuate rapidly leaving little damaging residue Ultimately perhaps autistic people are the conscience of the world And conscience is always troublesome not because it threatens to judge but because it reveals The concept is interesting narrating the novel through the POV of an autistic boy The chapters are cleverly numbered by prime numbers which ties in with the novel It has interesting illustrations and diagrams to look at However I would not recommend this because it disappointed me and I couldn t in good conscience tell anyone to read a book I was disappointed inI guess my disappointment lies in the fact that not only did my book club tout this as a mystery novel but also many of the literary reviews I read as well What I was expecting was an exciting roller coaster ride mystery about an autistic boy trying to find the killer of his neighbor s dog and as he slowly sleuths out the killer finds himself embroiled in dangerous life threatening situations Kind of like Tartt s The Little Friend told from an autistic POVHowever The Curious Incident is not a mystery in any way shape or form and because of this the autistic POV begins to wear thin by the second half of the novel remaining sometimes fascinating yet sometimes tedious Instead you get a novel that starts off as a promising murder mystery At the first half of the novel the mystery is solved Or rather we renceremoniously told who is the murderer of the dog From that point the second half of the novel huge. Ikke metaforer ironi og ansigtsudtryk og hader berøringer og farverne brun og gul Men han elsker matematik logik lister og sandhedenEn dag finder han genboens hund myrdet og sætter sig for at finde gerningsm. 2nd Read October 2018Ok wow "It S Been 5 Years "s been 5 years I Read This And I Wanted this and I wanted reread desperately I also heard it was actually problematic with the autism rep and at the time of reading Ihad no idea of anything about autismorrrrr that I was actually autistic myself The things YOU FIND OUT LATER So hello dear reread time to be criticalI still love it I don t think the autism rep is perfect but I don t think it s terrible either I know it s all pitched as asperger s syndrome which isn t a diagnosis any but Christopher actually READS AS SOMEONE WHO IS A as someone who is a functioning autistic I don t like saying low vs high functioning but just sing that term for sake of being clear It s actually important to not just talk about the autistics who pass in society The sensory overload scenes were intensely right and it talked about some of the lesser dis 19 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Mark HaddonThe novel is narrated in the first person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone a 15 year old boy who describes himself as a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties living in Swindon Wiltshire Although Christopher s condition is not stated the book s blurb refers to Asperger syndrome high functioning autism or savant syndrome 2006 1384 343 9643692035 1385 1388 9789643692032 1392 21 1390 266 9789643637545 1384 272 9648497222 1385 25061399 OverviewFirst person tale of Christopher a fifteen year old with Asperger s Syndrome or high functioning autism and a talent for maths who writes a book this one sort of very post modern about his investigations of the murder of a neighbour s dog He loves Sherlock Holmes and is amazingly observant of tiny details but his lack of insight into other people s emotional lives hampers his investigation Nevertheless he has to overcome some of his deepest habits and fears and he also ncovers some Unforeseen (Kingdom Keepers, unexpected secrets It is primarily a YA book but there is than enough to it to make it a worthwhile adult read as well ASD or notNeither autism nor Asperger s is mentioned by name in the book but the back cover of my 2003 first edition has thisote from neurologist Oliver Sacks that does Mark Haddon shows great insight into the autistic mind Photo HEREPrime Chapters and Structural Nascars Wildest Wrecks uirksThe structure of the book chapter numbers are all primes inclusion of maths puzzles and diagrams and narrative style attention to detail excessive logic avoidance of metaphor reflect Christopher s mindset and way of viewing life It is peppered with snippets of maths and explanations of his condition how it affects him and what coping strategies he adopts The effect is plausibly stilted and occasionally breathless which is reminiscent of people I know who are on the autistic spectrum and tallies with my limited reading about the condition Honest but Unreliable NarratorChristopher s condition makes him very literal something he is aware of He can analyse a joke but still not get it Truth is paramount so he hates situations where he can t tell the truth eg for politeness and indeed the fact that everything you tell is a white lie because you can never give a fully comprehensive answer to anything He also hates metaphors even the word metaphor is a metaphor meaning carrying something from one place to another but he doesn t mind similes because they are notntrue Christopher s feelings about metaphors are highly pertinent to a very different book China Mieville s wonderful Embassytown see my review HERE which is about how minds shape language and how language shapes minds and focuses on the relationship between similes truth and liesMany novels are about A Land More Kind Than Home uncovering what is true but Christopher sest takes the idea to a deeper level and even though we know this narrator is almost pathologically truthful his condition means his observations sometimes miss the real truth of a situationThere is plenty of humour and it Outlaw Bride usually arises from Christopher s naive misunderstandings of situations and the conflict between his lack of embarrassment and desire to bennoticed by James Still unfamiliar peopleLogic and TruthChristopher loves maths because it is safe straightforward and has a definite answernlike life He s also good at explaining some aspects ending an explanation of calculating primes with Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away His apparent deviations from logic are justified with ingenious logic For example having favourite and hated colours reduces choice and thus stress counteracting the effect of his inability to filter or prioritise he notices and remembers every detail of everything and can rewind it at will whereas other people s brains are filled with imaginary stuff He is a little like his hero Sherlock Holmes who is Another Turn of the Crank uoted saying The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance observes Similarly defining a good or bad day on the basis of how many red or yellow cars is no illogical than an office bound person s mood being dictated by the weatherAll of this means animals are a better bet than humans I like dogs You always know what a dog is thinking it has four moods Happy sad cross and concentrating Also dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk People are of a mystery when having a conversation people look at him tonderstand what he s thinking but Christopher can t do likewise For. DEN MYSTISKE SAG OM HUNDEN I NATTEN er en sædvanlig mordgåde Detektiv og fortæller er den 15 årige Christopher Boone der bor alene med sin far og lider af Aspergers syndrom en form for autisme Han forstår. .

Ly focuses on Christopher attempting to travel to London by himself A difficult task considering Christopher is autistic hates crowds and can t stand to be touched by people I won t tell who the murderer is or why Christopher takes off to London as these are the only two real surprises of the novel I will say overall this was a huge disappointment to me I thought I was getting an exciting murder mystery and instead I got a highly readable family melodrama Perhaps if this was not pushed as a murder mystery I would have enjoyed it much An interesting read but I wouldn t recommend it Here s what I liked about this book1 I found Christopher with all his many irks to be sweet and rather endearing2 I thought it was a creative idea to write a book from the point of view of a boy with Asperger syndrome This is difficult to pull off but the author does it well3 I enjoyed Christopher s musings about life and the way in which he sees it4 I love making listsHere s what I didn t like about this book1 It wasn t really a mystery and I found some of it to be a bit predictable I guessed who killed Wellington long before it was revealed2 The first half is better than the second half3 As much as I love making lists see above the list thing got the slightest bit annoying after awhileOverall a poignant story about a young brave autistic boy trying to make sense of and find his place in this very complicated world Worth the read This is the most disassociating book I ve ever read Try to read it all in one sitting it will totally fuck with your head and make you forget how to be normal This book I read in a day I was in a Chapters bookstore in Toronto that s like Barnes and Noble to the Americans in the crowd and anyway I was just browsing around trying to kill time When suddenly I saw this nice display of red books with an The White Paternoster, And Other Stories upturned dog on the cover Attracted as always to bright colours and odd shapes I picked itp It s only about 250 pages or so I read the back cover and was intrigued I flipped through the pages and noticed that it had over One Million chapters I was doubly intrigued So I walked over to the far wall of the bookstore to sit and begin to read a few pages I always do this to ensure that I don t waste what little money I have on a book possessing nothing than a flashy cover I do the same at the cinema if I don t like the first 20 minutes I get a refund Restaurants too if I don t like the first ten bites I walk out on the bill This is a book written by a Child Developmental Psychologist I think that s the right term anyway a doctor who works with mentally or physically challenged youngsters The novel itself is a first person tale written by a high functioning mentally challenged boy in England who wakes p one morning to Find His Neighbor S Dog his neighbor s dog on his lawn The boy s teacher suggests he should write about the incident which he eagerly sets out to do So we have his first novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time He plays Inspector and tries to solve the mystery The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time He plays Inspector and tries to solve the mystery Sherlock Holmes would doOf course if he s going to write a book that means he can take control He hates the way other books have chapter numbers that increase seuentially 123 He prefers prime numbers and will number his chapters in seuential primes hence by the end of the book you re reading chapter 123314124 or whatever I ain t no math guy Now then he also writes about other things in his life and through his perspective you get some tear jerking moments of true nobstructed humanity the way his parents broke The World Rushed in up because of his state how he has all these dreams about being someone great and going to a top college even though you know that his situation will never really allow it Anyway I read this book cover to cover sitting on the floor of that Chapters bookstore By the end of it I was absolutely bawling my eyes out Never cried so much in my life In fact as I type this and think back on that story I m dripping on my keyboard and I m at my office However these are tears of joy The boy does it He can do anything It s the mostplifting book I ve ever readI highly recommend this book to anyone who feels anything deep down inside The Prime Reasons Why I Enjoyed Mark Haddon s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time2 Death broken down into its molecular importance3 Clouds with chimneys and aerials impressed Essential Business Networking upon them and their potential as alien space crafts5 Black Days and Yellow cars7 Red food coloring for Indian cuisine11 Christopher s reasons for loving The Hound of the Baskervilles and disdaining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle13 White lies17 The patience of Siobhan19 Father s frustration and Father s love 23 I reasoned that 29 Metaphors are lies and similes are not31 The intimacy of fanning out the fingers and pressing the hand of another 37 Christopher punches a policeman and later decides he doesn t like policeman much after all41 My empathy for Father s pain43 Mystification through demystification47 Father admitting one of his crimes before he was caught53 Did I mention Christopher 59 A Level Maths61 The London Underground as a scary thrilling adventure67 Toby the rat71 Wellington forked73 The book has yet to be discovered by Oprah79 Behavioral Problems83 Maps89 Prime numbers Prime chapters97 That every day life if seen from a certain perspective can provide the conflict for a compelling novel. Anden Efterforskningen af mysteriet om den myrdede hund sender ham hovedkuldsd på en rejse gennem en verden han ikke forstår Og den fører til opklaringen af en hemmelighed som vender op og ned på hans liv.