Who has read the book...???

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime" by Mark Haddon?

    I have just finished reading it and am so truly, utterly and thoroughly fascinated by it that there are hardly any words for me left to describe how much this book has moved me in the past few days while I was reading it!
     
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    someday I'll read it... firstly I have to finish reading a book on.... semiconductors :p
     
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    I haven't read it, but I read a description of it just now and it looks very good. I think I will pick it up at the book store and read it before DC!
     
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    I read it! Awesome book.
     
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    read it...but will have to disagree with you here. Was bored after the first few chapters. Maybe I missed some deeper meaning?
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You may well have, treehuggerhikerboy, for that book is quite full of different layers, you only have to find them --- and the narrator, this autistic boy Christopher, he is unable to TELL you about the different layers, for he does not understand them because of his being autistic (his stage of autism is called Asperger's Syndrome, as far as I know). So not only helps this book a great deal to understand how the brain of people who are somewhere on the autism continuum may work, for the author takes us "into Christopher's brain" by letting him talk, but we also feel all the needs, problems and emotional challenges, and also shortcomings of "the normal" people, that surround this Christopher and are attached to him in one or the other way (his parents in the first place) --- but you have to really look for those aspects because Christopher himself is incapable of feeling them and therefore communicating them. I find that highly interesting!
     
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    Yep read it a while ago. Good book.
     
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    I read it , my dad read it, its a fanatstic book!
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I read it a while ago too and it's awesome. It's one of those books that really makes you think.
     
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    Ok I am going to get this book now!
     
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    ohh hso it might be too deep for me... I like my semiconductors right now.. then I'm moving to digital techniques in electronics! :D yay
     
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    Got that part...but I think the author accomplished that in the first 4 chapters.

    Sorry, there I go debating again. Different taste is what makes the ol' world go round. :D
     

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