Book Club Meeting on September 15th

August 26, 2009  

The OSLC book for September is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. Christopher Boone is the autistic 15-year-old narrator of this revelatory novel. When his neighbor’s poodle is killed and Christopher is falsely accused of the crime, he decides that he will take a page from Sherlock Holmes (one of his favorite characters) and track down the killer. Solving the mystery leads him into an odyssey to find his place in the world where he must fall back on deductive logic to navigate the emotional complexities of a social world that remains a closed book to him. Though Christopher insists, “This will not be a funny book. I cannot tell jokes because I do not understand them,” the novel brims with touching, ironic humor. The result is an eye-opening work in a unique and compelling literary voice.

We will meet on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to talk about this curious book.