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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Saturday, December 31, 2005

Like the Speed of Dark, the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is told by an autistic. The dog-book, however, takes place today, in our world. Its protagonist, the fifteen year old Christopher Boone, is much more limited in his understanding of others but no less sympathetic and no less courageous.

We all navigate a world of things seen and unseen at whose import we can but guess. We all tend to think we know what is going on most of the time (as the old adage says, we attribute our failures to others and our successes to ourselves) and I'd guess we're all wrong more often than we know. Reading this book reminds us of how much we have learned to ignore, of how much goes on that makes no sense, of how human, all too human, we all are.

The book is funny, sad and deeply moving.


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