The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

First of all I have to apologize beforehand to all parents and kids who has to battle autism, Asperger etc on a daily basis. I know for a fact that that is not easy.

But I just didn’t like this book. I found it very annoying. It is about Christopher, he is 15 years old and he has Asperger’s Syndrome. The book is supposed to be written by Christopher, and I found it very hard to read it and maintain a serious view on it. I almost gave up on it several times. I could not find any kind of interest in or sympathy with Christopher, his difficulties, his family or anything else in this book.

I realize that the author may have written this book in such an annoying way so that the reader is feeling the same (annoyance, despair, frustration) as parents who has a child like Christopher may feel.

I did not like this book at all. If any one can enlighten me on why this book was so hyped, please explain. I didn’t get it at all.