Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel by Mark Haddon (New York: Vintage, 2003. 226 pp) Mark Haddon is an English novelist educated at Merton College, Oxford. He has written numerous children’s books and his debut novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, won the Whitbread Award, Guardian Prize, and a Commonwealth Writers Prize. The Dreams of Our Fathers The joys of fatherhood: snuggles on Saturday morning the awe at a young mind forming as he explores a new phenomenon the odd waddle as he picks up walking speed hearing “Dad” at any point in time mimicry whether a hand motion or a facial expression the need to hold hands when he’s trying… Read More →

Book Review: The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet: A Novel by Reif Larsen (New York: Penguin Books, 2009. 400 pp) Reif Larsen studied at Brown University and has taught at Columbia University, where he earned an M.F.A. in fiction. His debut novel, The Selected Work of T.S. Spivet was a 2010 Montana Honor Book, an IndieBound Award Finalist, and on the shortlist for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Mr. Larsen is also a filmmaker specializing in documentaries. You Gonna Diagram That? Presentations represent a core deliverable at my work. In these decks, illustrations are key. More often than not, I draft the deck in full sentences and then consider ways in which to illustrate the point. Our minds are visual. We… Read More →