The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time - Original Writing
Christopher Boone is a fifteen year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome.
He knows a great deal about maths and has a very logical way of
thinking. Christopher knows very little about human beings and their
behaviour and gets very confused and frustrated by most conversations.
He loves lists, timetables, patterns and the truth. He hates the
colour yellow, because of custard, bananas and double yellow lines and
he also hates the colour brown because of dirt, gravy and wood. One of
the affects of his Asperger’s syndrome means Christopher also hates
being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on
his own, but when he finds his neighbour Mrs Shears’ pet poodle
Wellington has been murdered he sets out on a frightening journey
which will turn his whole world upside down.
Christopher is the narrator and detective of the events that take
place in this murder mystery. He is a young boy dealing with the death
of his mother in the best way he knows how, this means that he is
determined to find out what has happened to Wellington. He writes
clues in a book which he carelessly leaves for his father to find. His
father asks him to stop with his silly investigation and removes the
book from Christopher’s possession. While Christopher is looking
around his fathers bedroom for the confiscated book, he discovers
several hidden letters in a shirt box in his fathers wardrobe, after
reading just a few he starts to wonder about the mysterious way in
which his father prevented him from visiting his mother in hospital.
After speaking with one of his neighbour’s about Wellington,
Christopher discovers that his mother was having an affair with Mr
Shears, who had disappeared shortly before his mother had passed away.
The events that follow lead Christopher to the answers he is looking
for in solving ‘The Curious Incident’ about Wellington and discovering
his fathers secrets surrounding his mother.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is the story of
Christopher’s roller coaster journey of mystery. He discovers the
truth about his fathers reckless lies and searches for the answers to
the secrets his father has hidden for so long.
The chapter I have chosen to adapt is when Christopher decides to go
to Swindon train station to make a journey to London in search of his
As Christopher stands at the bottom of the concrete steps leading to
the Stations entrance the audience can see fear in his face. He is
wearing a pair of scruffy blue jeans, white trainers with blue laces,
a red jumper and a navy parker style coat. He stands out from others
around him as it is a warm summer afternoon and everyone is wearing
shorts, skirts and summer outfits. He is a pale undersized boy with