The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon is set in England in the 1990s. It is a story of Asperger syndrome awareness. Mark Haddon becomes his character Christophe John Francis Boone in this story showing the intelligence of a boy who never gave up and knew he could achieve anything he wished.
It opens with it's narrator and writer Christopher Boone telling us about his neighbour's dead poodle Wellington. Christopher is   a smart boy who lives in Swindon, England with his father because his mother died of a heart attack. He tells us that he knows all the countries of the world and their capital cities as well as all the prime numbers up to 7 507 -- an odd piece of knowledge for a 15 year old boy. It is obvious from the beginning of the story that Christopher is not a normal boy. He has trouble understanding human emotions, but gets along very well with animals. In the opening paragraph, Christopher tells us of his neighbour's dog that been stabbed with a garden fork in the backyard of it's home. Christopher removes the fork from the dog and picks it up to hug it. He explains that the dog is easier to understand because it only has four moods. Mrs.Shears, Wellington's owner, comes out of her home and runs toward Christopher asking him what he has done to her dog.
Christopher introduces his book as a murder mystery novel. Christopher is writing this book about the mystery of Wellington's death. When the police arrive at the scene of the crime, Christopher is brought into questioning for the murder of Wellington. Christopher has trouble answering these questions and the police officer grabs him and Christopher quickly hits him because he is unable to understand the situation. The police officer then arrests him. The two drive down to the police station and in his narration Christopher mentions the Milky Way -- one of his many references to space and astronomy.
When they arrive at the police station, Christopher is told to remove his...