I know this is old news but this is a book that I read recently, so it’s new to me. Mark Haddon’s book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, is about an autistic teenager who decides that he wants to play detective and solve the murder of a neighbour’s dog.
The book is full of quirky humour that I loved and it’s got geeky stuff too, so I imagine it’ll appeal to geeks as well. The story’s quite simple and told from the viewpoint of the main character and Haddon works magic with his words. The humour is subtle and the story moves along in a nice smooth flow.
I remember reading somewhere that this was a book for children but I think that’s an unfair categorisation. I enjoyed the book immensely and if you’ve not read it, it’s definitely worth a read.
It’s entertaining and leaves you satisfied, and it’s a book that you won’t forget.