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

  • August 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Oops!  My first choice for August, the Art of Racing in the Rain, was already done by this very book club!  So here's a new selection...

 

Christopher 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.  Although gifted with a superb logical brain, Christopher is autistic. At fifteen, Christopher finds his neighbor's dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork.  Initially blamed for the killing, Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer...

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  • Jess R

    It was a refreshing male perspective for the narration, and I enjoyed the journey it engaged the reader on as well. Not entertaining so to speak, but very innocent and quirky with much to figure out on your own. And for him. I like how some pointed out this was written 10 years ago. Seems conditions for Christopher may be better today in some ways, but maybe in some ways, they would be worse given climate.

    August 22, 2013

  • Heather Curtis

    Beautifully written book. The characters were so engaging, and there was so much to process in each chapter! I loved that it was told from Christopher's point of view.

    August 22, 2013

  • Linda Carden

    Had Dr appointment that ran late. Wont be coming this time!

    August 21, 2013

  • Nancy

    Yikes! I forgot to change my RSVP. Can't make it tonight.

    August 21, 2013

  • Deb Giffen

    Hi Robin - I've had a change of plans too and now have to work tonight. Sorry I can't join you this time, but I'll look forward to seeing you all next month.

    August 21, 2013

  • Debbie Morgan

    Change of plans. I will be unable to attend tonight. Hopefully next time.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Sharon

    Just received the book from library on Saturday, am almost finished...interested to hear others' opinions

    August 19, 2013

  • Terri

    I'm sorry I can't make this meeting due to a conflict.

    August 19, 2013

  • Marjorie

    Sorry I cannot attend as I will be away-looking forward to the Sept meetup (YIKES,is it Sept already?!!!)

    August 15, 2013

  • Michele Kreuzer

    I enjoyed this selection very much, but I'll be on vacation next week. Maybe next time.

    August 15, 2013

  • Heather Curtis

    Hi everyone! I am looking forward to this book and to meeting everyone!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Renee

    I was really looking forward to this, but my schedule has changed and I don't think I can make it. The book was great, though. Very insightful.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Margie Maccarone

    Looking forward to my first book club meeting!

    August 6, 2013

  • Mona Cherry

    Looking forward to meeting new and interesting people.

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Debi

    Glad I checked-back before starting to read the Art of Racing in the Rain (which I may read anyway, but not until I have more time!)

    July 22, 2013

  • Deb Giffen

    Great book selection! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again.

    July 4, 2013

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