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This book I read in a day I was in a Chapters bookstore in Toronto that s like Barnes and Noble to the Americans was in a Chapters bookstore in Toronto that s like Barnes and Noble to the Americans the crowd and anyway I was just browsing around trying to kill time When suddenly I saw this nice display of red books with an upturned dog on the cover Attracted as always to bright colours and odd shapes I picked it up It s only about 250 pages or so I read the back cover and was intrigued I flipped through the pages and noticed that it ad over One Million chapters I was doubly intrigued So I walked over to the far wall of
THE BOOKSTORE TO SIT AND BEGIN bookstore to sit and begin read a few pages I always do this to ensure that I don t waste what little money I ave on a book possessing nothing than a flashy cover I do the same at the cinema if I don t like the first 20 minutes I get a refund Restaurants too if I don t like the first ten bites I walk out on the bill This is a book written by a Child Developmental Psychologist I think that s the right term anyway a doctor who works with mentally or physically challenged youngsters The novel itself is a first person tale written by a La Conuête du Pain high functioning mentally challenged boy in England who wakes up one morning to findis neighbor s dog dead on Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare his lawn The boy s teacher suggestse should write about the incident which Frida Kahlo: Little People, Big Dreams. Deutsche Ausgabe he eagerly sets out to do So weave Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: La Vie (Cleveland Masterwork Series (1)) his first novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time He plays Inspector and tries to solve the mystery as Sherlock Holmes would doOf course ife s going to write a book that means A Summer of Hummingbirds Love Art and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson Mark Twain Harriet Beecher Stowe and Martin Johnson Heade he can take control Heates the way other books ave chapter numbers that increase seuentially 123 He prefers prime numbers and will number is chapters in seuential primes Divine hence by the end of the book you re reading chapter 123314124 or whatever I ain t no math guy Now thene also writes about other things in Wichtige Steuergesetze: mit Durchführungsverordnungen. (Textausgabe) his life and throughis perspective you get some tear jerking moments of true unobstructed Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy humanity the wayis parents broke up because of Alani Was Here his stateow The Recruiter heas all these dreams about being someone great and going to a top college even though you know that CEO Muscle his situation will never really allow it Anyway I read this book cover to cover sitting on the floor of that Chapters bookstore By the end of it I was absolutely bawling my eyes out Never cried so much in my life In fact as I type this and think back on that story I m dripping on my keyboard and I m at my office However these are tears of joy The boy does it He can do anything It s the most uplifting book I ve ever readIighly recommend this book to anyone who feels anything deep down inside OverviewFirst person tale of Christopher a fifteen year old with asperger s syndrome or igh functioning autism Asperger s Syndrome or igh functioning autism a talent for maths who writes a book this one sort of very post modern about Hawkes Prey Sonny Hawke Thriller his investigations of the murder of a neighbour s dog He loves Sherlock Holmes and is amazingly observant of tiny details butis lack of insight into other people s emotional lives Get Over It Fab Life hampersis investigation Nevertheless No Prisoners Star Wars The Clone Wars heas to overcome some of Husband for Hire his deepestabits and fears and An Egg Is Quiet he also uncovers some unexpected secrets It is primarily a YA book but there is than enough to it to make it a worthwhile adult read as well ASD or notNeither autism nor Asperger s is mentioned by name in the book but the back cover of my 2003 first editionas this uote from neurologist Oliver Sacks that does Mark Haddon shows great insight into the autistic mind Photo HEREPrime Chapters and Structural uirksThe structure of the book chapter numbers are all primes inclusion of maths puzzles and diagrams and narrative style attention to detail excessive logic avoidance of metaphor reflect Christopher s mindset and way of viewing life It is peppered with snippets of maths and explanations of Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) his conditionow it affects Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey him and what coping strategiese adopts The effect is plausibly stilted and occasionally breathless which is reminiscent of people I know who are on the autistic spectrum and tallies with my limited reading about the condition Honest but Unreliable NarratorChristopher s condition makes Squash Basics - How To Play Squash him very literal somethinge is aware of He can analyse a joke but still not get it Truth is paramount so What Is a Googly?: The Mysteries of Cricket Explained heates situations where Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic he can t tell the truth eg for politeness and indeed the fact that everything you tell is a white lie because you can never give a fully comprehensive answer to anything He alsoates metaphors even the word metaphor is a metaphor meaning carrying something from one place to another but 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales he doesn t mind similes because they are not untrue Christopher s feelings about metaphors areighly pertinent to a very different book China Mieville s wonderful Embassytown see my review HERE which is about Bloodleaf how minds shape language andow language shapes minds and focuses on the relationship between similes truth and liesMany novels are about uncovering what is true but Christopher s uest takes the idea to a deeper level and even though we know this narrator is almost pathologically truthful The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle his condition meansis observations sometimes miss the real truth of a situationThere is plenty of umour and it usually arises from Christopher s naiv. DEN MYSTISKE SAG OM HUNDEN I NATTEN er en usædvanlig mordgåde Detektiv og fortæller er den 15 årige Christopher Boone der bor alene med sin far og lider af Aspergers syndrom en form for autisme Han forstår.
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#Between His Lack Of Embarrassment #his lack of embarrassment Desire To Be Unnoticed By to be unnoticed by peopleLogic and TruthChristopher loves maths because it is safe straightforward and as a definite answer unlike life He s also good at explaining some aspects ending an explanation of calculating primes with Prime numbers are what is left when you Confederate Waterloo have taken all the patterns away His apparent deviations from logic are justified with ingenious logic For exampleaving favourite and Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) hated colours reduces choice and thus stress counteracting the effect ofis inability to filter or prioritise The Eatonville Anthology he notices and remembers every detail of everything and can rewind it at will whereas other people s brains are filled with imaginary stuff He is a little likeis ero Sherlock Holmes who is uoted saying The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance observes Similarly defining a good or bad day on the basis of ow many red or or bad day on the basis of Das Glücksbüro how many red or cars is no illogical than an office bound person s mood being dictated by the weatherAll of this means animals are a better bet thanumans I like dogs You always know what a dog is thinking it Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination has four moods Happy sad cross and concentrating Also dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk People are of a mystery whenaving a conversation people look at Daughter of Moloka'i him to understand whate s thinking but Christopher can t do likewise For The Santa Cruz Haggadah - Leader's Edition (Regular) him it s like being in a room with a one way mirror in a spy film Love is even unfathomable Loving someone iselping them when they get into trouble and looking after them and telling them the truth and Father does lots of things for me which means that This Could Be Our Future he loves meComparisonsI reread this during a rather stressful journey including the passages when Christopher is making a stressful journey Itelped me empathise with Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives him to the extent that it exacerbated my own stress It s worth comparing this with Iris Murdoch s The Word Child whose main characteras tacit Asperger s tendencies See my review HERE Y ko Ogawa s The Housekeeper and the Professor which is also about finding number patterns in everyday life and involves a protagonist whose brain does not work like other people s See my review HERE The concept is interesting narrating the novel through the POV of an autistic boy The chapters are cleverly numbered by prime numbers which ties in with the novel It Interaction Concepts of Personality has interesting illustrations and diagrams to look at However I would not recommend this because it disappointed me and I couldn t in good conscience tell anyone to read a book I was disappointed inI guess my disappointment lies in the fact that not only did my book club tout this as a mystery novel but also many of the literary reviews I read as well What I was expecting was an exciting roller coaster ride mystery about an autistic boy trying to find the killer ofis neighbor s dog and as Entdeckungsreise in Die S�dsee Und Nach Der Berings Stra�e Zur Erforschung Einer Nord�stlichen Durchfahrt Vol 1 he slowly sleuths out the killer findsimself embroiled in dangerous life threatening situations Kind of like Tartt s The Little Friend told from an autistic POVHowever The Curious Incident is not a mystery in any way shape or form and because of this the autistic POV begins to wear thin by the second Lace Leather half of the novel remaining sometimes fascinating yet sometimes tedious Instead you get a novel that starts off as a promising murder mystery At the firstalf of the novel the mystery is solved Or rather we re unceremoniously told who is the murderer of the dog From that point the second Instrumentation and Sensors for Engineering Applications half of the novelugely focuses on Christopher attempting to travel to London by Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!) himself A difficult task considering Christopher is autisticates crowds and can t stand to be touched by people I won t tell who the murderer is or why Christopher takes off to London as these are the only two real surprises of the novel I will say overall this was a Les chatons magiques - tome 01 : Une jolie surprise (01) huge disappointment to me I thought I was getting an exciting murder mystery and instead I got aighly readable family melodrama Perhaps if this was not pushed as a murder mystery I would Before We Were Yours have enjoyed it much An interesting read but I wouldn t recommend it Coping With ConscienceMy 34 year old daughter is severely autistic andas been since she was seven No one knows why and the condition Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World has never varied in its intensity So she is stuck in time She knows this and vaguely resents it somewhat but gets on with things as best she canEach case of autism is probably uniue My daughteras no facility with numbers or memory but she does with space As far as I can tell any enclosed space appears to The Texan her as a kind of filing system which she can decipher almost instantly When she was twelve I broughter into a cavernous Virgin megastore to get a particular CD She The Indoor Pirates had never been in the place before but after standing in the doorway for three or four seconds she walked immediately to the correct aisle and bin and picked out the desired CD without anyesitationI Fisher Investments on Industrials have a theory probably rubbish that autistic people perceive the world as it actually is or precisely within strictly limited categories that might be called natural somewhat in the vein of Kantian transcendentals space time numb. Ikke metaforer ironi og ansigtsudtryk ogader berøringer og farverne brun og gul Men Timelines of American Literature han elsker matematik logik lister og sandhedenEn dag finderan genboens und myrdet og sætter sig for at finde gerningsm. Ers etc Most like my daughter and Christopher the protagonist of The Curious Incident ave no facility with purely linguistic manipulation metaphor lying irony jokes complex allusion actually fiction of any sort The world is not just literal it exists in a way that ensures words are always subservient to things and without imagination that it could be any other way In my experience autistic people tend to become upset when non autistic people attempt to reverse the priority by making things subservient to words This makes the autistic person confused anxious and often angry They appear resentful that such liberties can be taken with what is so obviously reality In effect the autistic life is devoted to truth as what is actually there stripped of emotional figurative and devoted to truth as what is actually there stripped all emotional figurative and content This makes autistic people often difficult to live with They insist and they persist about things which appear trivial to others They nag and needle until they obtain recognition In those areas that interest them they are capable of splitting the finest Het Achterhuis hairs to avoid abandoning their perceptions of the world They may on occasion conform in order to gain a point but they never really give in They are stalwart in being simply themselves Adaptation occurs elsewhere not in themIt is therefore probably impossible for non autistic people to live without tension among autistic people The latter are maddening in the solidity of their selves They are in a sense elemental for all we know formed in the intense energy of a star in some distant galaxy Fortunately the fact that most of us cannot understand their elemental force is not something that worries them very much Their emotional reactions may be intense but these attenuate rapidly leaving little damaging residue Ultimately perhaps autistic people are the conscience of the world And conscience is always troublesome not because it threatens to judge but because it reveals This is the most disassociating book I ve ever read Try to read it all in one sitting it will totally fuck with youread and make you forget Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies how to be normal 19 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Mark HaddonThe novel is narrated in the first person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone a 15 year old boy who describesimself as a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties living in Swindon Wiltshire Although Christopher s condition is not stated the book s blurb refers to Asperger syndrome The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel high functioning autism or savant syndrome 2006 1384 343 9643692035 1385 1388 9789643692032 1392 21 1390 266 9789643637545 1384 272 9648497222 1385 25061399 The Prime Reasons Why I Enjoyed Mark Haddon s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time2 Death broken down into its molecular importance3 Clouds with chimneys and aerials impressed upon them and their potential as alien space crafts5 Black Days and Yellow cars7 Red food coloring for Indian cuisine11 Christopher s reasons for loving The Hound of the Baskervilles and disdaining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle13 White lies17 The patience of Siobhan19 Father s frustration and Father s love 23 I reasoned that 29 Metaphors are lies and similes are not31 The intimacy of fanning out the fingers and pressing theand of another 37 Christopher punches a policeman and later decides Le Vilain petit atar he doesn t like policeman much after all41 My empathy for Father s pain43 Mystification through demystification47 Father admitting one ofis crimes before Adoniram Judson he was caught53 Did I mention Christopher 59 A Level Maths61 The London Underground as a scary thrilling adventure67 Toby the rat71 Wellington forked73 The bookas yet to be discovered by Oprah79 Behavioral Problems83 Maps89 Prime numbers Prime chapters97 That every day life if seen from a certain perspective can provide the conflict for a compelling novel poo ou pu s oo s if you want to read an excellent book about autism in a young person read marcelo in the real world this book is like Числа hilary swank you can tell it is trying reallyard to win all the awards but it Is Your Networking Net Working? has noeart inside and yet everyone eats it up C0ME ONno one likes gimmickscome to my blog Here s what I liked about this book1 I found Christopher with all The Revolutionary Paul Revere his many uirks to be sweet and rather endearing2 I thought it was a creative idea to write a book from the point of view of a boy with Asperger syndrome This is difficult to pull off but the author does it well3 I enjoyed Christopher s musings about life and the way in whiche sees it4 I love making listsHere s what I didn t like about this book1 It wasn t really a mystery and I found some of it to be a bit predictable I guessed who killed Wellington long before it was revealed2 The first Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862 half is better than the secondalf3 As much as I love making lists see above the list thing got the slightest bit annoying after awhileOverall a poignant story about a young brave autistic boy trying to make sense of and find MAKA MAKA Vol1 his place in this very complicated world Worth the read 2nd Read October 2018Ok wow it s been 5 years since I read this and I wanted to reread desperately I alsoeard it was actually problematic with the autism rep and at the time of. 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