Oh, happy blogging day! I am almost caught up on my books recently read, and I think I can at least get them all written before 2010 (although many of these will be posted after the new year).
I remember well when The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon came out. The title, the cover, everything about it sparked my interest. But for whatever dumb reason I did not snatch the book up from the shelf and run giddily to the cashier. I wish I had.
Books like this, characters like autistic Christopher John Francis Boone do not come along often. Lots of stories have charm, but it is rare that a book is charming due solely to the main character. Christopher is delightful, simple, complicated, heart breaking, and unique in every way. It’s part mystery (the aforementioned curious incident of the dog in the night-time), part adventure, part magic. It’s just a great book, with a fantastic narrative.
This book gets a Midnight Book Rating of Midnight- You’re gonna want to read this book all through the night!