What Sisters and Oblates Are Reading

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


by Mark Haddon
Vintage

Sister Valerie Luckey

A wonderfully quirky novel about 15-year old Christopher Boone who sets out to find out who killed the neighbor’s dog, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, tells the story of a teenage boy who not only finds out who killed the dog, but who also finds himself in the meantime. Narrated by Christopher, an autistic teenager determined to take his Level A math exams, the writing style is hard to resist, and for those of us who delight in the quantitative side of life, the chapters are titled only with prime numbers.

A perfect leisure read with short chapters. What I loved was the authenticity of the main character, as well as the depth developed in the supporting players, his family and neighbors, whose lives create many of the plot twists throughout the book. If you’re looking for a quick and enjoyable read, consider picking up Mark Haddon’s satisfying piece of fiction.

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