February 2015 Book Selection

After a little hiatus from the book club we crawl in to 2015 with Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003, British).

curious dogChristopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.

I hope you will join us in discussing this novel in our forums at Goodreads.


4 thoughts on “February 2015 Book Selection

  1. I love this book! I read it a few years ago after my daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. What a great read! I am looking forward to discussing it on Goodreads. Is there a specific group I need to join on there? Thank you!

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