Mark Haddon attracted a lot of attention when this novel about a fifteen-year-old autistic boy was first published. Sometimes when books get a lot of hype and you read them more from curiosity than from the expectation of really enjoying them. For me, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was in that category and it took me a while to get around to reading it, but, goodness, am I glad I did. This is a nicely told mystery story – deceptively simple. The hero is an autistic boy who sets out to track down the killer of the dog mentioned in the title. It is sometimes funny, moving and thought-provoking and if you haven’t already read it, I would say, definitely give it a go.