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 upturned dog on the cover Attracted as always to bright colours and odd shapes I picked it up 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 oungsters The novel itself is a first person tale written by a high functioning mentally challenged boy in England who wakes up one morning to find his neighbor s dog dead 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 as 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 Comprendre et grer les conflits dans les entreprises et les organisations 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 perspectiveou get some tear jerking moments of true unobstructed humanity the way his parents broke up because of his state how he has all these dreams about being someone great and going to a top college even though Islamic Dynasties A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook Islamic Surveys 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 most uplifting book I ve ever readI highly recommend this book to anyone who feels anything deep down inside OverviewFirst person tale of Christopher a fifteenear 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 his lack of insight into other s emotional lives hampers his investigation Nevertheless he has to overcome some of his deepest habits and fears and he also uncovers some 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 this uote from neurologist Oliver Sacks that does Mark Haddon shows great insight into the autistic mind Photo HEREPrime Chapters and Structural 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 my limited reading about the condition
but Unreliable NarratorChristopher condition makes him very literal something he is 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 Un Nol River Falls you tell is a white lie becauseou 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 not untrue 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 uncovering what is true but Christopher s uest 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 usually arises from Christopher s naive misunderstandings of situations and the conflict between his lack of embarrassment and desire to be unnoticed by unfamiliar peopleLogic and TruthChristopher loves maths because it is safe straightforward and has a definite answer unlike life He s also good at explaining some aspects ending an explanation of calculating primes with Prime numbers are what is left when ou 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 th. DEN MYSTISKE SAG OM HUNDEN I NATTEN er en usædvanlig 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.
Honest But Unreliable NarratorChristopher
Download The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night TimeCruel Fae (The Dark Fae yet sometimes tedious Insteadou 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 re unceremoniously told who is the murderer of the dog From that point the second half of the novel hugely 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 real surprises of the novel I will say overall this 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 Coping With ConscienceMy 34 ear 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 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 far as I can tell any enclosed space appears to her as a kind 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 become upset when non autistic people attempt To Reverse The Priority By reverse the priority by 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 until they obtain recognition In those areas that interest them they are capable of splitting the finest hairs to avoid abandoning their perc. 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. .
Eptions 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 of us cannot 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 This is the most disassociating book I ve ever read Try to read it all in one sitting it will totally fuck with our head and make Mille et un champignons you forget how to be normal 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 15ear 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 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 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 Faire l'amour de manire divine 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 poo ou pu s oo s ifou want to read an excellent book about autism in a Je mourrai pas gibier young person read marcelo in the real world this book is like hilary swankou can tell it is trying really hard to win all the awards but it has no heart inside and Il est temps d'agir (IC.ESSAIS) yet everyone eats it up C0ME ONno one likes gimmickscome to my blog Here s what I liked about this book1 I found Christopher with all his many uirks 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 aoung brave autistic boy trying to make sense of and find his place in this very complicated world Worth the read 2nd Read October 2018Ok wow it s been 5 ears since I read this and I wanted to 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 think it s terrible either I know it s all pitched as asperger s syndrome which isn a diagnosis any but Christopher actually reads as someone who is a low functioning autistic I don t like saying low vs high functioning but just using 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 discussed symptoms of autism For instance I forget the technical term but struggling to realise people don t thinksee what YOU DO IT DID GO LIGHT do It did go light the stimming but it was thereMy biggest issues with the rep were 1 the inconsistencies with his skills 2 that Christopher is again the typical whitestraightsort of savant mathematical autism stereotype and 3 that it pretty clearly leaned towards the oh autistic people don t have empathy which is WRONG We just show it differently But I love that it didn t end up with Christopher getting better or stopping Doing Anything Autistic THANK anything autistic THANK He is still Christopher and autistic by the endbut it s working on fixing his family situationAnd like it frikkin sucked how Christopher looked down on the other disabled kids in his classI also sort of found the math parts the wild detours to talk in intricate detail about a road sign really annoying IDK Maybe just me It fit with Christopher I guess but I also felt it was just a stereotypical way of viewing autismANYWAY I still loved Christopher and his anxiety was palpable on page His family is Anden Efterforskningen af mysteriet om den myrdede hund sender ham hovedkulds ud 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.