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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time“When I am in a new place and there are lots of people there it is even harder because people are not like cows and flowers and grass and theycan talk to you and do things that you don’t expect, so you have to noticeeverything that is in the place, and also you have to notice things that might happen as well.” Those are the words of Christopher, from Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, explaining himself to why he acts and does not act a certain way. But with just that one quote, Christopher reveals his key abilities and disabilities, both physical and mental, of a detective. But even while having these disabilities, because of his Asperger’s syndrome, that may or may not hold him back as a detective, one thing is clear, his disabilities can also be used to his advantage, and benefit him as the amazing detective he is. Christopher has the amazing power of observation, being able to even notice the smallest details and be able to remember. “That is why I am good at chess and maths and logic, because most people are almostblind and they don’t see most things and there is lots of spare capacity intheir heads and it is filled with things which aren’t connected and silly, like ‘I’m worried that I might have left the gas cooker on’”. Christopher’s eye for detail and ability to clear his mind to remember them, is one of