By Mark Haddon

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Review

I really enjoyed this book by Mark Haddon. His ability to show you the life and thinking process of a boy with autism is really amazing, taking into consideration that he is not autistic himself. Mark did a great job of getting you inside the Character Christopher's head. I felt like I got a better understanding of someone with autism and I noticed how intelligent yet clueless this fictional character Christopher could be. I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy seeing someones very different perspective of life.

Favorite Passage Chapter 19

Chapters in books are usually given the cardinal numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and son on. But I have decided to give my chapters prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and so on because I like prime numbers. This is how you work out what prime numbers are. First you write down all the positive whole numbers in the world. Then you take away all the numbers that are multiples of 2. Then you take away all the numbers that are multiples of 3. Then you take away all the numbers that are multiples of 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 an so on. The number that are left are the prime numbers. The Rule for working out prime numbers is really simple but no one has ever worked out a simple formula for telling you whether a very big number is really, really big it can take a computer years to work out whether its a prime number. Prime numbers are useful for writing codes in America they classed a Military Material and if you find one over 100 digits long you have to tell the CIA and they buy it off you for $10,000. But it would be very good of making a living. Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you can never work out the rules, even if you spend all the time thinking about them.


Character Poem

Christopher John Francis Boone

Intelligent, Frightened, Clueless

Son of Ed and Judy Boone

Screaming, Hiding, Searching

He Screams when he is in big crowds of people, Hides from his father when his father lies and he learns that his father killed Wellington the dog, and Searching when he investigates the dogs murder and looks for his mother in London.

I think Christopher is a very bright person, with good intentions but bad to almost no guidance from his parents.