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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was written through the first person viewpoint of a young man who I would guess has Asperger Syndrome.  It is noted on the book that Christopher 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.  An he detests the color yellow.”  He is also not terribly fond of brown either.  I grew up in a neighborhood with a boy, older than me, who I think had the same condition.  It was interesting for me as I had a strong mental picture of the Christopher Boone character.