Join the OFL Book Club! Read popular books, both fiction and non-fiction, that provoke discussion about many different topics. Each month, meet new members and a new staff facilitator. Enjoy a casual discussion and light refreshments. Come to as many or as few meetings as you like… There is no obligation!
This month, join us in discussing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
The hero of Haddon’s novel is 15-year-old Christopher Boone, an autistic math genius who has just discovered the dead body of his neighbor’s poodle, Wellington. Wellington was killed with a garden fork, and Christopher decides that, like his idol Sherlock Holmes, he’s going to find the killer. The mystery leads him to discover secrets about his parents' broken marriage and then into an odyssey to find his place in the world. Unable to feel emotions himself, Christopher’s story evokes emotions in readers–heartache and frustration for his well-meaning but clueless parents and deep empathy for the wonderfully honest, funny, and lovable protagonist.
For adults. Registration requested.
*A stage adaptation of the play premiered in 2012. Syracuse Stage (link to Syracuse Stage) is bringing the production to Syracuse this season (October 25 - November 12, 2017). We can’t wait to see how to book compares to the play!
OFL Book Club: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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