1) The upside down dog in the cover page
2) Man Booker Prize nominee for longlist (2003), as now I am obsessed with Booker Prize winner books
I have mixed feelings for this book, I want to really like this book but I cant. I didn’t say that it is not good, but I can’t figure it out why I don’t like it much. It is a story told by an autistic boy which was incredibly touching for me, sometimes I was close to cry but more than anything I felt anger, kind of helpless feeling through out the book. I really sympathized his parents. Through out this book Christopher, an autistic boy tells his story. Here he is trying to write a novel, he opts mystery as the subject of the novel and tries to solves the mystery about who killed the dog from next door. But as he works around it, slowly he solves many mysteries which is part of his own life.
It is well written book with interesting concept in it. It is a wonderful book if you are ready for some serious reading. My rating is : 3 out of 5.