Awesome Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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An important part of the holiday process: Devouring delectable books.

Have you read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time? You need to read this book. I read this fabulous skip-and-jump of a novel long before I was freakishly into dogs. It’s not really about dogs anyway. The dog in the title is dead when the book starts and this is NOT A SPOILER because, again, it is clear the dog is dead IN THE FIRST LINE OF THE BOOK.

Don’t freak out at me.

I started reading it for the second time on Friday and I was finished by Monday. At the risk of sounding like a tremendous underachiever, it is a very nice sense of accomplishment to quickly finish off a book you just love. You’re sad it’s over, but you have this kind of Ta-da!!! feeling too.

It’s nice.

Read it. Lemme know what you think.

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9 Responses to “Awesome Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

  1. spokeit says:

    I need to go and read that!
    Have you read 'The Art of Driving in the Rain'? It's from a dog's point of view.

  2. Shauna (Fido and Wino) says:

    @spokeit- I haven't, thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Kari in WeHo says:

    I have added it to my list at the library 🙂

  4. Maggie says:

    I have actually had that book on my shelf for a really long time but haven't gotten around to picking it up. Will definitely have to tackle it soon!

  5. Katherine from says:

    I read TCIOTDITN a couple years ago and LURRRVED it. So well-written and thought-provoking but yet an entertaining, quick read. LOL at your "spoiler." As for "The Art of Driving in the Rain," I *did* sort of get a spoiler on that one (thanks a ton, Bark magazine), but still want to read it.

  6. Shauna (Fido and Wino) says:

    @Katherine- I had to google "TCIOTDITN" to get what it stood for (just in case for anybody else: it stands for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"!). I was thinking, who in the hell would name their book TCIOTDITN? Did they fall asleep on the keyboard and ended up being too lazy to update the title? How do they expect people to remember it? How would I ask for it at the book store: "Hi. Do you have "Tasi-oh-tea-ditin"? Wow. Maybe I shouldn't admit that 🙂

  7. Dianne says:

    I read both. TCIOTDITN taught me much about autism and had interesting twists. Picked up a copy at a thrift store and thought it would have been more about DOGS, but was still not disappointed in the book. Glad I read it.
    THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN was GREAT! Got that book from local library and read it cover to cover in no time. CRIED AND SMILED AND CRIED AND SMILED. I judge a book by how the writing affected me emotionally–Driving in the Rain did just that. BTW, I am not a fan of car racing in any form and the book does deal with automobile racing.

  8. Katherine from says:

    Shauna – Bwaa haa! I'm glad you Googled it before you embarrassed yourself at the library. 😀 I'm actually laughing that it showed up on Google – I was just sort of abbreviating it for kicks. 😀

  9. Amy says:

    I read this book a couple of years ago and loved it! You have inspired me to re-read it as well.