Of all the books one reads it's not that often one experiences the truly great, mind-evolving, inspirational, all absorbing well-written piece. It definitely happens, but not that often.
It's even rarer to find truly (or so it seems) original stories told. Written from the perspective of an autistic teenage boy I do find 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' by Mark Haddon to be one of those. The book is an easy read, very funny at times when Asperger clashes with what most of us regards as reality. Other times sad, for the same reasons, but most of all thought-provoking and enlightening in a way that is easy to grasp.
I picked up the book (better late than never) in the hopes of getting a really different crime fiction. Only a very small portion revolved around the actual drama of the dog in the night-time though, on the other hand one gets a refreshing take on what it can be to live and co-live with one version of autism.
Highly recommended read. For those, like me, a bit tardy getting around reading this very worthwhile little book.