Hidden in the Shelves (9)

Hidden in the Shelves is a feature where I show off a discovery (or rediscovery) that I came across while shelving books for work.

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

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Summary from Goodreads. I keep getting sucked into books about autistic children. I don’t know why I find it so fascinating. This was one of the first books I had heard of that featured an autistic kid as the protagonist.  Between that and the good reviews, the book has secured itself on my to-read list. Maybe this could be a future BHA book?

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