The Curious Incident
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night 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. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. Routine, order and predictability shelter him from the messy, wider world. Then, at fifteen, Christopher's carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor's dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.
Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents' marriage.
Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time sometimes feels overwhelmed like his world is spinning out of control. Do you ever feel this way? If you do, please explain. If not, how could Christopher better adapt to his surroundings?
- Kimberly Dolan and Sandy Briscoe
The Curious Incident of the Conflict in the Night-Time
When is a lie OK to use? Are there varying degrees of lies? Are there times when lies seem necessary?
-Brian, Nate, Ryan
If you are not being treated well in your marriage, is cheating okay?
Is it better or worse than when you're happy in wedlock?
Erin, Brittany, Randi
Crack the Case!!!!!!!!
How does the unsolved challenge us to step out of our comfort zone/protective bubble and face our fears to "crack the case?"
-Rachel and Robin :-)
Without looking in picture # 1 what was the # of the dice that was facing up. Did you remember? In the story The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Christopher remembered everything. What do you think it would be like to remember everything? Do you think that it would be beneficial?
Lissa, Jamie, and Anna