Our book club book this month was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I got to lead the discussion. It is a very simple read (I read it in a weekend) but it is highly entertaining, thought provoking, and memorable. The story is told from the perspective of Christopher, a 15 year old autistic boy. The author, Mark Haddon, does an amazing job of giving the reader Christopher’s perspective.
Christopher is very talented at Math and applies his own logic to his world. But his view of the world lacks any empathy or understanding of human interaction. One reviewer said that Haddon does what authors are supposed to do, paint the picture and not try to tell you how to feel. As a result when you read it you tend to rush in and fill in the emotions yourself. I highly recommend the book.