The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chapter 181 Summary
How It All Goes Down
- Christopher describes how, unlike most people, he sees everything. He can't just glance around and focus on certain things and ignore others – it all registers with him.
- Everyone else, it turns out, is "lazy" and "almost blind" (181.3, 181.15). Thanks, Chris – how kind!
- In any case, this is why Christopher is so easily overwhelmed by new places.
- He even compares himself to a computer doing way too many calculations at once.
- When he's in a new place with lots of people around, he closes his eyes and covers his ears – kind of like rebooting a computer.
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