Monday, April 20, 2009

15/52: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon

Book 15/52: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon, 2/5 Stars
Ummm, okay. Sure. Whatever. Although it might be wonderful insight into the mind of an Autistic teenager, it never struck me as having much interesting about it at all, aside from the near incident with the subway train. If you take it as wonderful insight and leave it at that--and that does it for you--then super. But, if you want something more from a book, then it really was 221 pages of randomness that leads up to the last seven words, "...and that means I can do anything." There's your message, folks. You can do anything. Fortunately, I already knew this, so it kinda made the 221 pages rather ho-hum.

GOAL: 52 books in 52 weeks!

Book #14 = "The Sheepfarmer's Daughter" by Elizabeth Moon, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #13 = "Love Is The Killer App" by Tim Sanders, 4/5 Stars
Book #12 = "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk, 4.5/5 Stars
Book #11 = "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, 5/5 Stars
Book #10 = "The Finder" by Colin Harrison, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #9 = "Veronika Decides To Die" by Paulo Coelho, 1/5 Stars
Book #8 = "By The River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept" by Paulo Coelho, 3/5 Stars
Book #7 = "Stiff" by Mary Roach, 2/5 Stars
Book #6 = "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1/5 Stars
Book #5 = "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, 3/5 Stars
Book #4 = "Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho, 2/5 Stars
Book #3 = "The Good Guy" by Dean Koontz, 3/5 Stars
Book #2 = "My Ishmael" by Dan Quinn, 2/5 Stars

Book #1 = "The Zahir" by Paulo Coelho, 3.5/5 Stars


1 comment:

Tess said...

This was one of those books I did not read expecting to get any great life affirming value out of, or connecting to the characters in a profound way. To me, it just offered interesting insight into an autistic mind AND how their families relate to them and the stress it puts everyone under. That part was interesting to me.