I don't usually review books twice but The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time is such a special book it deserved a lot more attention than the mini-review I posted right after reading it during the readathon.
This particular book is in my eyes brilliant. I've never before read any book that in such a natural way portrays the life and thoughts of an autistic child. I dare say that I've learned a lot from it - and not just through the simple and elegant explanations of mathematical problems I've never before been able to wrap my head around.
The story in itself is sweet and simple and yet complicated as only life can be when love and broken hearts are involved - and worse yet, when a child is caught in the middle.
The book isn't for all, for sure. I tried getting my mom to read it (we often share the same taste in regular fiction books) but she didn't get hooked by it at all and never got through it. I'll still recommend it far and wide though, it doesn't seem to have gotten nearly enough attention in Denmark at least.