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April 03, 2006

Curious Incident

Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 1 -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

"These are some of my Behavioral Problems
A. Not talking to people for a long time
B. Not eating or drinking anything for a long time
C. Not liking being touched
D. Screaming when I am angry or confused
E. Not liking being in really small places with other people
F. Smashing things when I am angry or confused
G. Groaning
H. Not liking yellow things or brown things and refusing to touch yellow things or brown things
I. Refusing to use my toothbrush if anyone else has touched it
J. Not eating food if different sorts of food are touching each other
K. Not noticing that people are angry with me
L. Not smiling
M. Saying things that other people think are rude"

* This was one of my favorite parts when I previously read this book for the Freshman Summer Read and, looking back over the book, this part is still one of my favorite parts. Christopher Francis Boone is such an intellecutal character who takes a notice to every surrounding detail. I specifically enjoyed this part of the book because he allows the readers to know specifically what he dislikes. The poor boy, I feel so bad for him because he doesn't know how to read people's emotins and gets easily confused.

I thought Haddon did a very good job in describing his autistic symptoms. I am in a class this semester where we are learning about Autistic children and this book describes pretty closely to how a child would be.

Up 'til now, this book is entertaining due to the real life symptoms. The book is definately one of my favorites so far.

After reading and rereading this book, I still don't understand why the cover is like it is. Hmmmm......

Posted by ElyseBranam at April 3, 2006 09:53 AM


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