The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

[written 06/07/05]

by Mark Haddon

it took me a while to read this book, not because i didn’t like it, just it was too abstract in a way, too distant, and i was just too busy to give it the time it needed. once i stopped (and procrastinated) and gave it some serious reading time, i loved it and got pulled into christopher’s world.

obviously there’s a lot of humor in this book, but what i loved were the puzzles and logic games – reminds me of when i was 11 and really into those mensa quiz books. we would go on long car rides and i’d try and figure them out, going cross-eyed from the effort.