In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Christopher Boone is 15-years-old, autistic, alien to the notions of human emotion and for what he’s worth, quite brilliant.
Though his perspective of the world reads too literally (move a poster in his room and he’ll be mulling an apocalyptic shift in order), the trappings of his mind are also his blessing – being logical to a fault.
Here, he seeks to solve the murder of his neighbour’s dog for which he’s been wrongfully accused.
Though the novel reveals no emotions, emotion underscores the perusal of this novel, exploring a mind at once logically correct but poignantly erroneous. This book is a wondrous insight into the autistic mind.