## Reviews of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the (2003)

**Review by goldenphoenix** (2005-01-04)

I was instructed to read this book by my maths teacher,who was deeply impressed with it. I was reluctant, unwilling to take reading advice from a woman who's life is numbers, not words. I can see why she enjoyed it, it was one of those 'thinking' books, but the reason I enjoyed it so much was because of its lively character. It was witty and yet very sad, and the story was told in a totally original way.

I don't think I've ever read a book that can appeal to so many people in so many different ways. Mathematicians, people who've had experiences with ortism, and artists alike will enjoy this book equally.

**Review by Nekthen** (2004-05-12)

This is an excellent book.

However, one chapter has annoyed me so much that I wanted to express it somewhere!

Chapter 19 explains how to find all the prime numbers. First he glosses over the fact that 1 is not a prime number. Second he states that you write out a list of numbers, then remove all the multiples of two, then all the multiples of 3 then 4, 5, 6 and so on. This is stupid and Christopher would not make this mistake. After the multiples of two have been eliminated there are no multiples of 4 or 6 left! In fact after eliminating all multiples of 2 and 3, the next number to be eliminated is 25 (5^2).

It is a shame no one picked up on this in the editing process.

Please do not let this put you off, the rest of the book is superb!