The Curious Incident Of The Dog In the Night-Time reminds me of A Child Called It
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is full of surprises by the way the things are happening in the book. I find it soooo suspensful and I was a little shocked when the father actually hit Christopher. I mean, I can relate to this when my parents hit me when I'm a bad boy (rarely), so it was very astonishing to think that the father had hit him sooo hard that he was probably even bleeding from the head. I don't think that it's right to hit your child that hard, there is no reason for that speciallys someone like Christopher.
I think The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time, by Mark Haddon is getting better and better by the page. I like the way it keeps the suspense going on and it makes the reader want to read more everytime that they turn the page. The book consistantly surprises me when I read it, for example when the father hit him, I never knew the father was so hurt to a point where he made his child suffer soooo much that he bled and the father didn't even care.
A passage from page 82 that seems important is: "Mother had hit sometimes because she was a very hot-tempered person, which means that she got angry more quickly than other people and she shouted more often." I think this is crazy because I thought that a mother is supposed to be more gentle and less likely to get angry at her son, but this goes to show me that there is all kinds of people out there. I think that her mother might haver put a bad example because she used to smoke in front of him and that's a shame, to teach a child those kinds of htings.
Another part that I thought was unfair was: "And when they switched me on again I was sitting on the carpet with back against the wall and there was blood on my right hand and the side of my head was hurting." This is an example of something important in this book. It shows that in order to enforce something, his father goes to extreme measures and has to hit him so hard that he bled. I think that he might be a bad parent a little bit because I would never hit my child to the point where they bleed ever, no matter how bad the situation is. This is unfair and the father on top of that didn't even care about his son bleeding on the floor.
This section of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time reminds me of another book. In A Child Called It, the main character Dave was abused by his mother and she used to hit him for no reason at all. The mother mistreated her son and it was such a bad experience and to make matters worse, she used to play "games" with him that could have killed him. Maybe the father is turning a bit like her as well.
What's probably going to happen next is probably going to write this down in the book and he will keep doing his detective work which he will do a little more discreet so that his father won't do anything to him.
I amlooking forward to reading the rest of this book because I feel that the book is somehting that makes me want to read it. It's very suspensful before and I can't stop putting this book down at all. ^.^