the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Eager to read publications about autism? Please don’t dismiss this novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon because he doesn’t have an ASD diagnosis.

Haddon worked with people on the autism spectrum as a young man and provides a unique and plausible perspective of a boy working through his anxiety, love for math, and loss of a parent.

My favorite paragraph

And when Mother and Mr. Shears argued I took the little radio from the kitchen and I went and sat in the spare room and I tuned it halfway between two stations so that all I could hear was white noise and I turned the volume up really loud and I held it against my ear and the sound filled my head and it hurt so that I couldn’t feel any other sort of hurt, like the hurt in my chest…

It’s a quick and enjoyable read that the parent of one of my client’s loaned to me. I definitely recommend checking it out!