christopher boone.pdf - Its main character and the narrator of the book is Christopher Boone a 15 year old with autism Mark Haddon the author never lets

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Its main character, and the narrator of the book, is Christopher Boone, a 15 year old with autism. Mark Haddon, the author, never lets Christopher stray from his unique interpretation of the world around him, which is what allows the readers to feel they are within his mind. I read somewhere that Haddon teaches creative writing in England, but as a young man he worked with autistic individuals. He clearly illustrates his familiarity with an "autistic world view" in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time. At some points, the autistic world view can become disconcerting because audiences come to expect much more emotion in a good story. But this fact does not detract from the story, it enhances it. Us readers are forced to give in to Christopher's logical and concrete way of looking at everything around him. The book's tone reminds of what it is like to process the world as an autistic individual. From an autistic individual image standpoint, they know that The Curious Incident has power

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