Book #33 (NEW FAVORITE) - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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Sep. 11th, 2007 | 10:17 am
This book is a national bestseller, written by Mark Haddon, of which I'd heard a lot about so I picked up a copy at Goodwill. It's written from the perspective of an adolescent boy who deals with an uncommon psychological disorder, making him incredibly intelligent in some aspects of life (say math) and incredibly thick in others (say social relations). However, it's not only the perspective that makes the book unique (and therefore, good), but also the format, and the story. The book is formatted in small chunks, shorter than chapters, and includes many diagrams, charts, and other interesting pictures. The story is a murder mystery, and later turns into a commentary on the family structure. I definitely agree that it's earned it's "bestseller" title.