The curious incident of the dog in the night time – Review and Some Cricket
This is the book I have bought in the recently held discount sales of Landmark. As I have already said, the only time I have seen it is, in the book shop only. So, how it turned out?? Its really nice. I can say its really poetic and one of a kind experience.
Christopher Boone was a 15-year old boy lives in Swindon(UK) who investigates on who killed the dog Wellington which was in Mrs.Shears home. In the process of investigation he finds some shocking truths which affects him so much makes him to flee to London. So what made him to move out of his home to London? Find out.
In this book, author sees the world through the eyes of a 15-year old Christopher Boone who is somewhat special, he loves the things to be in a orderly way, can’t recognize the expression of the people or the phrases because he likes to see and remember the things as it is, never says or accepts a lie, afraid of strangers and new places, very much interested in Maths and Science and love to become an astronaut. The other prominent characters in this book are Ed Boone(Christopher’s father), Siobhan(Christopher’s teacher and friend), Jude Boone(Christopher’s Mother), Toby(Christopher’s pet rat), Mrs.Shears, Mrs.Alexander and Mr.Shears.
You could have ask me whats the story it is, which is not even goes beyond 4 lines, all I can say is, it has some more but it will be revealing the entire story which may make you to lose the interest in reading the book. But this book’s specialty of this book is how Christopher behaves to each ordinary situations we face in our ordinary life. Actually I have categorized him as a special child but couldn’t classify exactly but when reading wiki it termed his condition as ‘Asperger Syndrome‘. Its really refreshing to read about his fears and behaviour and I am sure not many novels will be in this category. Even though there are many first person narrations this one is special.
So if anybody wants to read a different book, whose subject is light and interesting, you can pick this up for sure.
My Rating: 4/5
Indo-Aussies Series: A quick update:
India and Australia one-day Cricket series is going to begin today. Australians have arrived with form and pride to stamp their authority in the short version of the game against one of the best team in the world. India will try to prove they are tough nut to crack. Australia’s bowling favours them with Brett Lee firing on all cylinders after his comeback. He who was wonderfully supported by Mitchell Johnson and Siddle. Their batting lacks the same kind of strength with Ponting was the man to look out for, again. Their line up is highly inexperienced with Clarke too sitting out due to injury.
India is a different side when Sehwag opens the innings and Yuvraj comes to the middle order. I have seen Sehwag in this Champions league, he is amazing. He is fit and thrashing the bowlers to all parts of the ground. To me, if he continues this kind of form and doesn’t gets out in early overs Australians will pay dearly because pitch or conditions or bowler are immaterial to him. Sachin is still showing that he is best in business, with Gambhir there to keep ticking the scoreboard, Dhoni to play a sheet anchor role and Yuvraj to explode this Indian Batting line up is threatening.
But Indian bowling is as thin as it can get. With everybody out of form, Dhoni must pull every possible tactics out of his hat to manage the overs and contain the Australians. Munaf, Nehra and Amit Mishra will be the key bowlers, I guess. Indian selectors must give chance to Pragyan Ojha. He is a great bowler in short version of the game.
My prediction: If 3 of the Indian bowlers clicks, Series 5-2 in favour of India else 4-3 in favour of Australia.
PS1: I have started this cricket thing as a post script but I have written a half the post on it 😐
PS2: I have bought two of the epics Lord of the Rings and Mahabharata last week, which I have wanted for a long time.
Seen the Avatar trailer last week, it is just amazing. Seems to be James Cameroon going to hit the bulls eye again. I am eagerly waiting for the movie. Watch and Enjoy it’s trailer.
But don’t know whats happening in Chennai…. no good English movies are releasing these days 😦 Inglorious Bastards, District 9 are yet to be screened and last critics hit film screened here was ‘The Hangover’.