Novel about autistic boy and dog
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonChristopher 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 neighbors dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.
A Boy and His Dog
Autistic boy is unlikely book hero
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The novel, presented as a true story that a school counselor encourages Christopher to recount, is peppered with drawings, diagrams and even mathematical formulas. In a popular YouTube video, the beaming little ballerina dances an entire four-minute routine seemingly perfectly, matchin The cramped house, where the writer and his wife, Sos, live with Zack and older son Alfie, 3, is littered with books, plastic toys and baby paraphernalia. Haddon he squeezes in writing around trips to the day care center. Those affected by the condition say his approach was a success. Reviewers agree and they have heaped praise on the book. I also started with the dog because it happened to me and I find it hard to imagine things which did not happen to me.
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S ince being diagnosed with ASD autism spectrum disorder a few years ago, I have found myself becoming more and more angry at the books, movies and TV shows portraying autistic characters. It is. Can you imagine how hard it is for someone with autism to read? Everything will fall apart because of my autism. I can tell you of at least two slightly more hopeful books that feature characters with ASD. Night School features Zoey, a character who constantly makes me cry because of how much the people around her not only accept her autism, but often actually prefer her company because of it. Little Pete is a very extreme example of autism and is generally looked on as a freak by most of the characters.
What an interesting title, I thought, when I first looked at this book. It follows the life of the narrator, Christopher Boone, a year-old boy who I think has Asperger syndrome which I have. I found it interesting that the author made the decision to say that Chris would never start each chapter continuing an idea or a specific theme from the previous chapter. This is what I think implies that the author wants Chris to be perceived as having Asperger's or something different about him. The author must have thought very hard about this book, which made me enjoy it even more. The story itself is quite unfortunate for Chris, as he is holding a dead dog killed by an unknown person. Lots of things are unexplained in the book; like what Chris is doing outside another person's house at