Rating: 4,5/5 stars
PLOT: 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. And he detests the color yellow.
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.
This book is a short one, but try read it on one stand and you'll end up kind of mad. I'd say this is one of those novels you can't just disconnect from. I had that problem, I couldn't think straight.
Usually, when talking about books or movies I'm easily influenced, and this book is a great example on how my behavior can change. I've become very organized, I've been able to stick to a proper timetable for the past to weeks... after this reading I've turned into an eficient person (let's see how long it takes to go back to the old me), so thank you Mark.
Now talking about this title; it starts on Chapter 2, because the our main character loves Prime Numbers (so the next chapter is 3, then 5, 7...), with thecurious incident itself. Then we're introduced to Christopher, who is writing this story. We realised his mental skills (he's capable of a lot of things but he also has his limits), he's quite an observer and LOVES things to be organized (too much).
His simile between the Prime Numbers and life is really good, he says that you don't know how any of this things work even if you're thinking about them for the whole day. Also, the reflections he makes are quite interesting, such as the ones about metaphors, death reduced to its molecular meaning, loneliness' advantages... and how he rambles to explain everything, however, the reader remains alert.
For me, the scientific explanation of time has a background that only the reader can translate.
SUMMING UP, I 100% recommend this book, because even if the first impression doesn't attract us, the book makes you think about daily life stuff that we take for granted. When you finish the last page, you have this feeling that you can overcome everything and that "if you want, you can".
Dear reader, let me tell you that you've come a long way, you're in that point of your life, today, where you can do ANYTHING.
PS: Have you got any books you've read or plan to read in Booktober???
PS2: Next post coming on Wednesday my dear lovers (this time for real)
PS3: Thank you so so much if you're reading this. I very much appreciate that you take time to OMG EVEN COMMENTING SOMETIMES
♥ See you soon beautiful people ♥