When I began listening to the book, I thought I was back in the theater at the play that was created from the story, but as I continued listening, I realized that the depth of the story was much more fascinating in the book and found the details to be very engrossing.
I felt that Mark Haddon did a fantastic job of capturing the kinds of issues that children with autism and Asperger's have. Listening to some of details of what Christopher dealt with on his journey to London was at times both heart breaking and excruciating but very poignant and powerful
It was hard not to love Christopher Boone and I felt Jeff Woodman did an exceptional job of capturing his essence.
When Christohper was living with his Mom in London and his extreme behaviors were causing her so much stress that it seemed like she was going to explode and after it appeared that he wouldn't be able to take his math exams, I found this part of the book to be very moving.
I know that the book was written for teenagers but I think it really is a powerful book for parents and children of all ages.
I listened to this one twice, the second time with my kids. We all loved it. The hero is so likable and you feel such admiration for his courage. You are there, supporting him all the way.
It's about s 15.5 year old boy with Autism. I learned so much by his reactions to everyday things that happen to all of us and we don't react to them because we don't have Autism. I saw my grand daughter in this boy & I fell in love with the character. It is a wonderful read with very few to long interpretations of what he's explaining. Enjoyed it throughly.
A wonderful and inspiring glance at life seen through the eyes of a child with a diagnosis. This book inspires me to take notice of my own successes. Thank you for that.
The curious incident of the dog at the time - is a amazing story with all ingredients of warmth and grief but I love it for being one of the most creative books I read and it was most beautiful narrated so that u don't need any nuances.
I tease. My congratulations to Dr. Seuss on his brave posthumous attempt at a first novel.
Anyway, other than the telling (often, and in excruciating detail) rather than showing, my favorite part of the book was the easy to miss FORESHADOWING. Because subtlety is complicated. And stupid. And because I like to think logically. And I like to call everyone stupid, but I myself seem to act stupidly (Kids, do you think the narrator is aware of this contradiction? Well, I want you to think about it and hand in your assignments by the end of the week. Yes Sam, I know that the Third Grade is difficult, but you really need to work!). And because Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wanted to communicate with his boy who DIED. But you can't. Because he's DEAD. So he - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, that is - wasn't as logical as I am. But he - sic - wrote logical characters. Uccch. I'm groaning. I am making a loud noise with my vocal chords by opening my mouth and moving air from inside my lungs to the outside of my lungs - yes, the very same lungs that I first mentioned. I would go into more detail but my teacher told me that that's not how books work. Uccccch. I'm making noise again. That means that air is vibrating. I want to study Physics. I will get an A. My head is starting to hurt. Because why would you care about someone who is DEAD? Because they are gone FOREVER. Like mother. Who father said was DEAD. The boy was DEAD. My mother is DEAD. Communication. Stupid. Logical. DEAD. Father. London. A-levels. Maths. Stupid. DEAD. Ucccchhh... (OMG what could the author be trying to tell us?? Whaaatt??? The suspense is killing me!!).
Wait. I found some letters. One isn't enough to get the point across. Should I read them all? Let's see how many I can read before the reader flips and flings the book across the room.
I'm not sure which was more painful to witness; the author's (seemingly successful) ploy to obscure his inability to write by speaking through a "special" narrator, or the author's desperate attempt at a resolution.
Props, though, to the performer, for successfully bringing the the author's insipid vision to life.insi