Study Guide

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chapter 29

By Mark Haddon

Chapter 29

  • Now Christopher tells us a little about why he finds people confusing. And from the way he says it, it makes us wonder why we don't find people every bit as confusing as he does.
  • (For example: "Siobhan also says that if you close your mouth and breathe out loudly through your nose it can mean that you are relaxed, or that you are bored, or that you are angry and it all depends on how much air comes out of your nose and how fast and what shape your mouth is in when you do it and how you are sitting and what you said just before and hundreds of other things which are too complicated to work out in a few seconds" [29.4]. See what we mean?)