After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

46. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 221
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5/5 stars
Finished: 5-28-08

Be careful! The emotional impact of this story sneaks up on you. Told from the point of view of 15-year-old, autistic Christopher Boone, Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time leads you to believe that it is going to be a mystery when Christopher decides to investigate the murder of his neighbor's dog, Wellington, who he finds with a pitchfork through his side. What happens beyond this plot is an amazing study into the needs and struggles of those who suffer from "special needs" and their families.

I want to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book, but the surprise wasn't necessarily pleasant. Haddon has created an amazing book that has an unbelievable emotional pull that will leave you both shocked and sympathetic for the characters. It is a fast read, but superbly crafted.


Cindy B said...

That one was one of my 888 reads this year. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure I would rate it super high.

Table Talk said...

I really loved this book, but I think his second (longer and very different) 'A Spot of Bother' is even better. If Ray's (my favourite character) can be mail-ordered, I want one for Christmas, please.

tapestry100 said...

I've got A Spot of Bother at home in the TBR sooner than later pile. I've heard a lot of good things about it. I may be moving it to the top of the pile now.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I didn’t find the post for the reading challenge, so I’ll post here. (Hope that is okay.)

Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge! :-D I have posted your link on the right sidebar of the blog. Another thing I am doing something, at least I think it is. I'd like to start posting the participating members favorite book for each month on the blog. Jan - May are already up. I've got your faves for J - Mar. If you send me your April and May favorite and author, I’ll post those too.

You are also welcome to chat with us on the Yahoo Groups. The link can be found at

Best of luck and above all, have fun!

Elizabeth said...

I remember thinking about this one for quite a while after reading it - one of those books that stuck with me for a while.

In other news, Congrats! You have been tagged for the 6 Things meme. My apologies if you have already participated - I might be the last person in the world to do this one. All the info is on my blog if you'd like to play along! =)

tapestry100 said...

Thanks for the reminder j. kaye. I didn't forget, I've been house-sitting for a friend who took her laptop with her, so I've got limited computer access right now. I'll try to get caught up on everything by the end of the week!