Saturday 21 January 2017

Book Review: The curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

This book  came  highly recommended by so many people that I snagged it as soon as I spotted in the World Book Fair. Upon reading it, I did not understand what the hype was all about.

The book is written from the point of view of a boy named Christopher who suffers from Asperger Disorder. He loves prime numbers and Sherlock Holmes. He makes sense of the world in the form of patterns and diagrams, so he enjoys making lists.  His mother is dead, and he lives with his father. One day, the neighbor's dog gets killed, and he takes it upon himself to solve the mystery. But during uncovering this mystery, he unearths a lot of other secrets. 

The pace of the novel is just right- neither quick nor very slow. The author does not indulge in giving unnecessary details. He has done a good job getting into the mind of a person with Autism and interpreting the world around him. There are various illustrations which add an extra element to the book. 

I didn't like the plot of the novel very much. While the first half looks promising, the author didn't do very well in building suspense. And in the second half, the author drifted off to some other direction. The mystery is solved and then the real struggle is reaching London all by himself. Why London, you will get to know when you read.

In a nutshell, it's an interesting one time read but I would not recommend it.

Leaving you with my favorite quote:

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.

My Rating:


  1. Sorry you didn't like this book so much :(
    But I LOVE that quote! So lovely :)

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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. Hi. I think the hype around the novel ruined it for me. I had high expectations. If I would have picked it up on my own without knowing about it, may be the case would have been different.