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Friday, May 21, 2004
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 
Having read it [but couldnt be arsed to write a review] myself and finding it absolutely brilliant, I'd reccommend it to anyone who has about 2 hrs to spare.

To Christopher, love is understood through criterias - s/he takes care of me, s/he cooks dinner for me, s/he takes me to the zoo, therefore, s/he loves me. Though we may have, at one time or another felt the little fluttering in our stomach and a kind of aching where our heart is (and those may very well be chemical reactions triggered by the brain, or stomach ulcer) love still needs to fulfil a few 'characteristics' for it to be considered as such. If a social service worker turns up in the home of a family, and finds that the children have been badly abused and neglected, will we say, "Oh, but they loved their kids"? No, we wont.
This book was reviwed by n1kki here.

graceshu  # 11:46 AM
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