Unreliable narrator, the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime

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--Mark Haddon has written of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:


Curious Incident is not a book about Asperger’s. It’s a novel whose central character describes himself as ‘a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties.’ Indeed he never uses the words ‘Asperger’s’ or ‘autism’ (I slightly regret that fact that the word ‘Asperger’s’ was used on the cover). If anything it’s a novel about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way. It’s as much a novel about us as it is about Christopher.”


Haddon, Mark. “Asperger’s & Autism.” Mark Haddon, Mark Haddon, 16 July 2009. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.  


Is The Curious Incident a book about Aperger’s or autism? How important are the traits of Asperger’s and autism to the novel?  


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