The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Why this book?
As a long-time fan of detective fiction and Sherlock Holmes, it was the title of this novel that first caught my interest. Once I started reading the book, the narrator’s distinct voice grabbed me and didn’t let me go. The honest first-person voice of a 15-year-old boy who, while never described as such, is presumed to be on the spectrum, took me on a journey into the character’s mind and thinking. Seeing the world, his challenges, and choices through his eyes allowed me a small insight into the life of those with autism. The novel was at times funny, intriguing and heartrending. It is narrator-driven storytelling at its best.