Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

This book was indescribably unique from the perspective to the composition. The style of writing compelled you to read more and the story was all there. It was a book I couldn’t face putting down.

There were so many things I loved about this book. Seeing as I’m studying maths all the mathematical content couldn’t help appealing to me. I loved the fact that the chapters were numbered using the Prime numbers rather than the Natural Numbers. I loved the fact that the Narrator broke things up a bit. I loved the way he took things to heart. I loved the fact that you could understand the perspective of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome during the telling of this novel.

It was brilliant.

It was possibly the best book I’ve read this year.

I would definitely recommend reading it. It’s almost definitely not inside your usual style of book. But it’s definitely worth taking the time to read.



  1. This is one I've heard a lot about but haven't yet read. However, I do love that this is written through such an unusual viewpoint. While numbers aren't really my thing, I fully appreciate the appeal of them and do enjoy the puzzle of them.

    1. It was a fantastic book and the numbers just one aspect of what made it appealing. I wasn't sure if I'd like it but it's definitely worth picking up!