The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
The first decade of the new millennium was rich with great literature, which is one reason I've been so disappointed in the last several years, which even in the popular titles that evoke this period still seem like a poor imitation (or perhaps I'm just being too bard on the new guys). Curious Incident was one of those seminal titles that I'm only now getting around to, but bought for my brother at the time (I have no idea if he actually read it). It's about a boy with autism who investigates the murder of a neighbor's dog, and as such is at least written in a distinctive way, which is something few authors attempt. This one will be fun!