History Literature / TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime

14th Jul '17 5:16:28 PM DoctorCooper
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* CursedWithAwesome / BlessedWithSuck: Christopher is a mathematical genius but his social skills are in the negatives.



* ShootTheDog: Someone killed Wellington, and the dog died painfully. [[spoiler: Ed at first doesn't seem to realize why this is horrible.]]



* StaticCharacter: Despite Haddon's insistence that the book is more about Christopher's differing perspective than any specific disorder, he never really gets any characterization beyond his almost cartoonishly extreme AspergersSyndrome.

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* StaticCharacter: Despite Haddon's insistence that the book is more about Christopher's differing perspective than any specific disorder, he never really gets any characterization beyond his almost cartoonishly extreme AspergersSyndrome.UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome.
2nd Jul '17 9:36:37 AM ading
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Christopher frequently derides normal people for being illogical, although much of what he does is equally illogical. For example, he feels that it is stupid that some people randomly have bad days. He has a much more logical reason for deciding a day is bad - seeing three yellow cars on the way to school.
** It's perfectly logical to him, and he has a system for thatóthe more red cars he sees in a row, the better his day is. On the flip side, the more ''yellow'' cars he sees, the worse his day gets.
** On the other hand, he is possibly being unintentionally hypocritical, or at least inconsistent, about his personal interests. He maintains a strong disdain for supernatural tales, which he considers a whole big pack of liesóbut he enjoys science fiction, which itself consists of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fictional]] scenarios that happen to involve science in them. (And even ''they'' they can't be counted on to be accurate either, largely due to RuleOfCool and ScienceMarchesOn.)

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Christopher frequently derides normal people for being illogical, although much of what he does is equally illogical. For example, he feels that it is stupid that some people randomly have bad days. He has a much more logical reason for deciding a day is bad - seeing three yellow cars on the way to school.
** It's perfectly logical to him, and he has a system for thatóthe more red cars he sees in a row, the better his day is. On the flip side, the more ''yellow'' cars he sees, the worse his day gets.
** On the other hand, he is possibly being unintentionally hypocritical, or at least inconsistent, about his personal interests.
school. He maintains a strong disdain for supernatural tales, which he considers a whole big pack of liesóbut he enjoys science fiction, fiction and mystery novels, which itself consists also consist of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fictional]] fictional scenarios that happen to involve science in them. (And even ''they'' they can't be counted on to be accurate either, largely due to RuleOfCool and ScienceMarchesOn.)


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* StaticCharacter: Despite Haddon's insistence that the book is more about Christopher's differing perspective than any specific disorder, he never really gets any characterization beyond his almost cartoonishly extreme AspergersSyndrome.
24th Jun '17 4:50:57 PM LordOfTheSword
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* ExactWords / LoopholeAbuse: When Chris' father admonishes him to drop the investigation into Wellington's murder, Chris carefully picks apart his father's words and deduces that, literally speaking, Ed has not expressly forbidden him from talking to his neighbour Mrs Alexander, although Chris clearly isn't supposed to be asking her about the murder. His father even points out he still disobeyed.

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* ExactWords / LoopholeAbuse: When Chris' father admonishes him to drop the investigation into Wellington's murder, Chris carefully picks apart his father's words and deduces that, literally speaking, Ed has not expressly forbidden him from talking to his neighbour Mrs Alexander, although Chris clearly isn't supposed to be asking her about the murder. His father even points out he still disobeyed.disobeyed, although Chris is confused since in his mind he didn't disobey what his father ''said''.
19th Jun '17 8:36:03 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. To most people, killing Wellington would be a pretty disgusting KickTheDog (no pun intended) moment but not quite the MoralEventHorizon. To Christopher, it is as serious as killing a human being and [[spoiler:his father is a murderer and Christopher must escape from the house because his father could kill anyone, including him]].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. To most people, killing Wellington would be a pretty disgusting KickTheDog (no pun intended) moment but not quite the MoralEventHorizon. To Christopher, it is as serious as killing a human being and [[spoiler:his father is a murderer and Christopher must escape from the house because his father could kill anyone, including him]].
18th May '17 8:53:37 AM TywinIsGod
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the {{Kid Detective}} genre of books. It shows what kind of person would be stupid enough to go out of their way to search for clues about a 'murder' in a world dictated by reality, all for the sake of wanting to being a detective. In fact, [[spoiler: the 'investigation' comes to a screeching halt less than halfway through the story because clues don't just fall into your lap]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the {{Kid Detective}} genre of books. It shows what kind of person would be stupid naive enough to go out of their way to search for clues about a 'murder' in a world dictated by reality, all for the sake of wanting to being a detective. In fact, [[spoiler: the 'investigation' comes to a screeching halt less than halfway through the story because clues don't just fall into your lap]].
23rd Apr '17 5:31:30 PM Noraneko
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** It outrages Christopher that after he finds out that [[spoiler:his father]] killed Wellington, they won't even get punished for it because they'll only do it if Mrs. Shears presses charges. Dogs tend to be innocent where the affairs of humans are involved, and that Wellington had nothing to do with [[spoiler: Ed and Judy's maternal problems or the tribulations of raising an autistic child.]]

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** It outrages Christopher that after he finds out that [[spoiler:his father]] killed Wellington, they won't even get punished for it because they'll only do it if Mrs. Shears presses charges. Dogs tend to be innocent where the affairs of humans are involved, and that Wellington had nothing to do with [[spoiler: Ed and Judy's maternal problems or the tribulations of raising an autistic child.]] (Though Christopher's father, during TheReveal, admits that it was a purely impulsive action happening at the height of his anger and frustration, and he didn't actually blame Wellington)]]
17th Apr '17 2:23:21 AM Josh47
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Christopher ''loves'' strawberry milkshakes and mentions them several times in the book. He's also fond of Indian food.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Christopher ''loves'' strawberry milkshakes and mentions them several times in the book. He's also fond of the Indian food.food Gobi Aloo Sag, though as it is yellow he has to put red food coloring in it before eating.
17th Apr '17 2:18:06 AM Josh47
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* TheStinger: In the play, Christopher wanted to explain his favourite mathematical equation. Siobhan tells him to explain after the play if people are interested. In the book, this is explained by a footnote.

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* TheStinger: In the play, Christopher wanted to explain his favourite mathematical equation. Siobhan tells him to explain after the play if people are interested. In the book, this is explained by a footnote.in an appendix.
17th Apr '17 1:57:19 AM Josh47
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** Christopher's father also, although in his defence it takes a lot more to rattle him, considering his son's condition. On top of that [[spoiler: killing a dog because the owner turned him down and the lying that yur son's mom died]] show that his dad reacts really poorly when he is at his breaking point.

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** Christopher's father also, although in his defence it takes a lot more to rattle him, considering his son's condition. On top of that [[spoiler: killing a dog because the owner turned him down and the lying that yur his son's mom died]] show that his dad reacts really poorly when he is at his breaking point.
27th Mar '17 11:59:54 AM needsanewhobby
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** Chris also plays a lot of {{VideoGame/Minesweeper}}, sometimes for hours on end.
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