the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

But sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes we are sad but we don’t really know we are sad. So we say we aren’t sad. But really we are.
—  Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time

He held up his right hand and spread his fingers out in a fan. I held up my left hand and spread my fingers out in a fan and we made our fingers and thumbs touch each other. We do this because sometimes Father wants to give me a hug, but I do not like hugging people, so we do this instead, and it means that  he loves me. ”

- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

in my english class we’re doing a literature circle and each week, we have to do a different role for analyzing the book. the book my group picked was the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.

this week i get to do Illustrator, which is exactly what it sounds like, so i whipped this up since my teacher told me i could go ahead and do it digitally if i wanted to. it’s very symbolism/plot heavy and otherwise not very interesting to look at if you haven’t read the book, i’m sorry, but at least it has tv/computerheads

people… people like that kind of thing, right


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

“Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent.” —The Boston Globe

So, we have another minor confession today, BBC’S Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch lead us to Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. You’ll see why in just a minute, plus if you are a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, the title of Haddon’s novel gives you a huge hint! Enter Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, who is mathematically gifted but struggles socially. He hates the color yellow, hates to be touched, and has a hard time reading human emotion. In his heart, he feels that he relates more to animals, especially dogs.

His heavily structured life is disturbed when a neighbor’s poodle, Wellington, is murdered. Determined to solve the crime à la Sherlock Holme’s style, he delves in by inserting mathematical puzzles and drawings for your understanding. Unique, endearing and extremely cerebral, this is definitely our type of story!

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A lovely new image of Una Stubbs in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, just released by The National Theatre on their Facebook page.

The superb play, adapted from Mark Haddon’s novel, screens around the world on September 6th as part of the National Theatre Live programme. Check here for details on screenings in your region, and click here for our review of the play.