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[Jan. 9th, 2006|11:45 am]
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I just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. I'd never heard of it, but it was a birthday gift from my friend Nicole. Basically, the main character is a 15 year old autistic boy narrating his search for the murderer of a neighborhood dog, and he uncovers some family secrets along the way. Though it was a quick and fun read, as well as an interesting account of what the day-to-day life is like for someone with autism, the "mystery" part of it wasn't all that interesting, and just seemed like a set-up to show what life was like for this kid. It was good to read something that I wouldn't pick up on my own, though.
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[User Picture]From: liseuse
2006-01-09 11:47 pm (UTC)
oh, i read that the year before last i think. i really enjoyed it. my mother gave it to me actually, she used to be a psychiatric nurse and now she inspects care homes, including a lot which have severely autistic people in. definitely thought-provoking. i bought my step-mother it for christmas actually.
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From: knucklecupcake
2006-04-05 12:04 pm (UTC)
psstt...
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-09-20 06:17 am (UTC)
No comment on your post, just http://www.haddonfieldsucks.com/ ;)
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