Friday, August 15, 2008

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

Loved this book!  I had been waiting for several month to check it out from the library, but it was never available.  Finally I decided to start reserving books via the online catalog, and this was one of four books I reserved.  I picked it up and started reading it Monday night, finished last night (Thursday).  The premise is that this is a novel written by a teenage autistic kid, who is solving a murder mystery (dog murder).  But that's not really the story, it's not that it is hard to describe, but really I don't want to give much away.  The Wikipedia entry does that enough if you really want to know.
But really, an excellent book.  Up next is the other book that was available from my hold reservation at the library, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson.  Devil is a book I had started listening too a few month back via an audio book download service at the library, at the time I had been listening to books on my morning jogs.  But then we got a dog just a few days after I had started this book, and now I jog with the dog and no audio.  Like the Haddon book, I'd been wanting to read this Larson book for months, so I'm looking forward to it.

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