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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

The-Curious-IncidentAm stiut inca de la inceputul cartii ca-mi va placea, desi recomandarea a fost pentru o carte accesibila de citit in engleza si obiectul meu a fost in primul rand acela de a intretine contactul cu limba.

Spun asta pentru ca personajul principal este un tanar de 15 ani care sufera de o forma mai usoara de autism, posibil sindromul Aspenger si la fel ca in Flori pentru Algernon sau Soareci si oameni (in care insa personajele sufera de retard accentuat)  sinceritatea si ceea ce in alte conditii am numi naivitatea lui te fac sa-l indragesti imediat.

Titlul The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time de asemenea nu confirma asteptarile, desi actiunea pare ca se invarte pana la un moment dat in jurul "incidentului" (moartea lui Wellington, un caine din vecini), este de fapt vorba de incercarile prin care trece acest copil cu probleme intr-o familie cu probleme, probleme care pot fi ale oricarei altei familii cu copii sanatosi sau probleme iscate tocmai datorita situatiei in care se afla Christopher.

Desi povestea in sine este trista si poate foarte bine reprezenta o bucata de viata bruta, faptul ca vedem totul dintr-o perspectiva ce poate parea copilaroasa este de multe ori foarte amuzanta (scrie o carte despre incidentul din titlu si pentru ca ii plac foarte mult numerele prime numeroteaza capitolele cu numere prime) si de si mai multe ori foarte incitanta, Christopher este un baiat foarte inteligent, cu o logica imbatabila.

Mark Haddon a lucrat cu astfel de copii afectati de autism, cu forme mult mai grave decat cea descrisa in carte si desi afirma ca nu a facut cercetari foarte aprofundate despre subiect da impresia ca stie foarte bine despre ce este vorba iar reactiile surprinzatoare de multe ori ale lui Christopher creeaza un tablou foarte veridic.

Veti fi cuceriti de modul de gandire al lui Christopher care desi nu se poate concentra la mai multe lucruri deodata, este deranjat de zgomote, aglomeratie si reticent la oameni straini, da dovada de o analiza patrunzatoare, in detaliu a lucrurilor care-l intereseaza si o logica fascinanta, frustanta de-a dreptul pentru parintii sai. Toate acestea duc la niste observatii si concluzii despre lucruri atat de dezabatute in zilele noastre, dezbateri ce par fara de sfarsit, pe care acest copil le claseaza din doua ganduri.

Iata cateva mostre:

"And then I thought about how for a long time scientists were puzzled by the fact that the sky is dark at night, even though there are billions of stars in the universe and there must be stars in every direction you look, so that the sky should be full of starlight because there is very little in the way to stop the light from reaching earth. Then they worked out that the universe was expanding, that the stars were all rushing away from one another after the Big Bang, and the further the stars were away from us the faster they were moving, some of them nearly as fast as the speed of light, which was why their light never reached us. I like this fact. It is something you can work out in your own mind just by looking at the sky above your head at night and thinking without having to ask anyone."

"Prime numbers are useful for writing codes and in America they are classed as Military Material and if you find one over 100 digits long you have to tell the CIA and they buy it off you for $10,000. But it would not be a very good way of making a living. Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them."

"I said that there wasn't anything outside the universe and there wasn't another kind of place altogether. Except that there might be if you went through a black hole, but a black hole is what is called a singularity, which means it is impossible to find out what is on the other side because the gravity of a black hole is so big that even electromagnetic waves like light can't get out of it, and electromagnetic waves are how we get information about things which are far away. And if heaven was on the other side of a black hole, dead people would have to be fired into space on rockets to get there, and they aren't or people would notice. I think people believe in heaven because they don't like the idea of dying, because they want to carry on living and they don't like the idea that other people will move into their house and put their things into the rubbish."

Mie mi-a placut foarte mult, i-am dat cinci stele din cinci pe Goodreads. In toamna la Teatrul National se joaca si piesa de teatru, eu voi merge sa o vad, daca ati citit cartea sau daca vreti sa o cititi si sa o intelegeti si din alt unghi, ne vedem la teatru!

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