Précis The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Précis The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Mark Haddon, in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, presents a familiar tale from a most unique perspective. The reader is introduced to Christopher John Francis Boone, and in a manner respectful yet clear soon comes to realize that Christopher is likely on the Autism spectrum. Then, in equal parts patient and unflinching we come to understand some of the beauty and challenges in Christopher’s world as he investigates the mysterious murder of a canine neighbor.  Next, as the complexities of Christopher’s past begin to unfold and his present unravels, he takes a grand adventure that will in ways both subtle and extreme change him and those who care about him. As a result, we as readers are taken on a journey where our sense of compassion grows for all in this remarkable narrative. Finally, we begin to recognize the grace in Christopher’s life and the complicated love of those who care for him. Mark Haddon writes this stunning work of fiction in order to offer us new insights into the rich world of the most unexpected detective.

Works Cited: Haddon, M. (2004). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1st ed.). Vintage Contemporaries.