In The Curious Incident of the Dog, Mark Haddon creates characters that absolutely come alive on the page. That’s a hard thing for a writer to do but he does it with seeming ease and creates a story that you not only believe but feel like you are living in. The main character Christopher is autistic and you get to feel all the things that go along with the affliction through his character. It is truly an amazing process to experience as the tale winds.
In the pages of this fascinating book, the writer has created fly by with ease. Chances are you will read it in one sitting. The writing is so fresh and easy and fun to read. You certainly don’t have to be a dog lover to enjoy this novel but it helps. The whole story centers around a dog Christopher finds dead in his neighbor’s yard. He becomes obsessed with solving the murder just like his hero Sherlock Holmes. Christopher uses his amazing power of perception to walk him through all the clues and suspects. He may be autistic but he is a genius at math and numbers and can put pieces together very quickly and with authority.
In the book, the talented author extraordinarily weaves a tale that sucks you in and makes you a part of the story. You get the feeling that you are there with Christopher as he tries to solve this vexing and heinous crime. The language is so rich and intriguing that you can feel every action as if it were in real life. Such talent is hard to find in writers these days. It is so hard to put this book down that when you buy it you should really make sure you have some time to enjoy it upon the first sitting.
With The Curious Incident of the Dog, Mark Haddon has provided a truly entertaining and insightful read. Anyone who reads this book will come away from it feeling like they have just read a life changing piece. It’s fun, enlightening and should be on everyone’s book shelf. Dog lovers will get a real thrill from this book. It continues to get rave reviews for every aspect of the book. You will fully and entirely enjoy The Curious Incident with the Dog now and for many years on.