The curious incident of the dog in the night-time


After I bought six books from the bookseller of Chiang Mai, he said to me: “forget those books, you should buy this one.” I did. Nevertheless I started reading the other books first. Some were really nice. Have I told you already about Kazuo Ishiguro. He is a natural born storyteller. Try An Artist of the Floating World. Another book I red is ‘Don’t tell mum I work on the rigs, she thinks I am a piano player in a whorehouse.’ Funny title and nice to read. But I sat down to tell you a little more about the other book, the seventh. It’s about a 15 year old autistic boy who starts a murder investigation after someone killed Wellington, the dog of Mrs Shears, his neighbour. It’s told from the perspective of the child, who describes himself as a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties. It’s funny, it’s sad and most of all it’s surprising and revealing. You see a different world. Great!