Does any else think the book 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' by Mark Haddon, is a patronising portrayal of Asperger's Syndrome? I thought, FFS another novel that uses a form of Autism as its central theme. Okay don't judge this character, it won't be a stereotypical representation of HFA. Unfortunately, it turns out to be so. Then I thought, do some research, the author must obviously have first hand experience of this condition, to write this character, wouldn't he? No, wrongo again for me, it isn't so. The characterisation of the main protagonist, named Christopher, seems to be ripped straight from a DSM book of psychological disorders. Let's unashamedly, give the lead character, all the personality traits attributed to Asperger's Syndrome. It really gets my goat, that another literary work of fiction, has to portray the condition in such a simplistic and narrow view of HFA. Does anyone have a different interpretation of this book? Or does anyone share the same opinion, that this novel is slightly condescending towards the subject of Asperger's Syndrome?