This month I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
As always when I run across a "literary" novel that I actually like, I'm shocked by how much I liked it. I guess I've been burned too many times by books that are basically 300 pages of people moping around. THIS book has no moping. It follows the adventures of Christopher John Francis Boone, a teenaged boy who loves math and science, animals and the color red. He knows the prime numbers up to 7057, and dreams of being an astronaut. His lofty goals are somewhat hampered by his "learning difficulties" which include:
- He hates the color yellow
- He hates the color brown
- He can't stand to be touched
- He has difficulty reading other people's emotions