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The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time

It is called the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. The writer is Mark Haddon. It is about Christopher John Francis Boone and a dog that he finds dead in Mrs. Shears garden.There is candidness, innocence, logical thinking in here but there is a reason behind all these. The book is unusual: the chapter numbers are marked in prime numbers. And no statement creates ambiguity as there are no metaphors.

Christopher hates metaphor but likes similie, mostly because he doesn’t understand metaphors. He likes Sherlock Holmes but not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle because he uses lots of metaphor. He likes detective stories and his favorite is the Hound Of Baskervilles; unfortunately our young narrator reveals the story and suspense of this book – I am yet to read this classic by Sir Doyle.

He doesn’t like yellow and brown things (read the book to know why), dislikes when people touch him; he doesn’t like crowded places, and he stays away from strangers.

The story begins when Christopher finds a dead dog in Mrs Shears Garden and decides to write a book about it. He wants everything to be explicit and nothing to be implied (no metaphors – and he highlights that whenever he feels to). As he continues investigating the death of Wellington, the dog, he uncovers many other mysteries and surprises that emotionally shatters him and his feeble mind stops rewinding.

I am sure there is much more awating to unfold in this book.

Needs more reading before any further writing.

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