Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 am the group met to discuss the book, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by author Mark Haddon. The book is about Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy with an autism spectrum condition, lives with his father, who has told him that his mother, Judy, died two years ago. The boy discovers the dead body of the neighbour’s dog, Wellington, speared by a garden fork. Mrs Shears, the dog’s owner, calls the police, and Christopher comes under suspicion. When a policeman touches him, he hits the policeman, and is arrested, then released with a police caution. He decides to investigate the dog’s death, despite his father’s orders to stay out of other people’s business. He is severely limited by his fears and difficulties when interpreting the world around him. Throughout his adventures, Christopher records his experiences in a book, which he calls a “murder mystery novel”. During his investigation, Christopher meets people whom he has never before encountered, even though they live on the same street, including the elderly Mrs Alexander, who informs Christopher that his mother had an affair with Mr Shears and had been with him for a long time.
We all enjoyed this book and had a lively discussion.
There was a recommendation of a book for any student heading to college in the near future. The book, “I Am Charlotte Simmons” by author Tom Wolff is about: Dupont University–the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America’s youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition . . . Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the uppercrust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.
Our next book, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by author Jamie Ford is available for pickup at the Havelock – Craven County Public Library. Our discussion will be on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am.
We always welcome new members and hope to see you there!