The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

I first read about Mark Haddon’s The curious incident of the dog in the night-time here (her review is much better than mine! and ya, I SO wish this gal would start writing again!), and the review inspired me enough to get my own copy of the book long back. However, it was only recently that rave reviews of the book started catching my attention on various blogs, and I was tempted to begin reading it. I finished reading it over the weekend, and now I know why people are so impressed with the book.

It is a very different book from the ones I have read so far. For one, it is written from the innocent viewpoint of a kid. Secondly, Christopher Boone, the kid protagonist of the book is afflicted with Asperger’s Syndrome. He is determined, however, to solve the mystery of the murder of his neighbour’s dog – and ends up uncovering many other things in the process. He is brilliant in his own way, and the character kind of grew on me. At the end, I was left feeling a mixture of hope and sadness for Christopher. Christopher’s innocence got to me. I ended up questioning God what was his logic behind creating so much pain for people like Christopher.

All in all, I would say the book is definitely worth a read. A touching story with a different touch to it.


I read this book for the 4-month challenge: Under the 20-point category – read a book from the 1001 books to read before you die list. Points so far – 50.

My rating: 3.5 stars



Filed under Reading Ramana

15 responses to “The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

  1. Praveen

    Another book? :O
    1001 books to read before you die eh?? I bet you will cross that number.

  2. Actually… I have always wanted to read this one as well… That was a good review..thank you!

  3. s w a t

    I had read this a long ago & love Christopher! 🙂

  4. priyaiyer


    he he.. i hope so 🙂


    u r most welcome, veens! do read this one.. worth a read 🙂


    oh really?! i loved christopher too 🙂

  5. Will check it out…am help up with Dan brown’s latest now 🙂

  6. Hey Priya!

    Saw this book at the Landmark Sale today and even as I was just about thinking about this post of yours and how you had recommended it my friend picked it up for me and said if you haven’t read this please please do it now…I told him yeah, my friend wrote about this a few days ago and I was going to anyway 🙂

    Thanks for the review…will let you know how I liked it 🙂

    Wishes for the festive season for you and your family Priya!

  7. priyaiyer


    oh i see.. do read this one.. and don’t forget to tell me how you liked it 🙂


    thanks for the lovely wishes.. wishing you the same 🙂

    i think you will love this book.. it’s very different.. do let me know how you liked it 🙂

  8. this was a good book, which I kind of accidentally picked up, I really liked the kid’s view of thinking

  9. priyaiyer


    me too 🙂 its worth a read for sure 🙂

  10. Hey Priya! Finished the book and loved it! Review coming up soon 🙂

  11. Yo PI! 🙂 Very glad to know one is still remembered (in good ways at that)!

    Yes, yes, I know I happen to own a very cobwebby blog right now..I’m just searching for my vacuum cleaner.. will be back soon 🙂

  12. priyaiyer


    yes, of course, gal… you are remembered for your witty posts and book reviews the most 🙂 hope you come back soon..

    and ya, i must thank you for telling us about this book… loved it totally 🙂

  13. Me 2 me 2!
    Read it quite some time back and loved it a lot!

  14. priyaiyer


    its a wonderful book, isn’t it? 🙂

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