The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon This is an astonishing book - written from the POV of an autistic young man, his voice is so clear, so unique and convincing. The ending is perhaps a bit rushed/ contrived, but not so much that it detracts from the overall mood of the work.

There is no condescension here, no overwhemling feeling of poor-little-thing-he-doesn't-fit-in to the narrative. Rather, we see a young man struggling with the hand he is given, as we all do, and managing as best he can, often with more resourcefulness and insight than the adults around him.