Confession: I haven’t read anything in nearly a month. I usually read on a consistent basis, then get into reading slumps where I can’t find anything interesting. I’m hoping a trip to the library tomorrow will cure this problem.
The Curious Incident is a super quick read. While the plot isn’t that interesting, I thought the book was really endearing. More importantly, the book gives a better understanding of how people with autism think. The writing style is very simple, yet important to the novel, as it’s narrated by a boy with autism.
The writing style is very reminiscent of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, so I would recommend reading one if you liked the other.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time. Mark Haddon. Vintage Contemporaries, 2004.