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Late one night, Christopher comes across his neighbor's poodle, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork. Wellington's owner finds him cradling her dead dog in his arms, and has him arrested. After spending a night in jail, Christopher resolves--against the objection of his father and neighbors--to discover just who has murdered Wellington. He is encouraged by Siobhan, a social worker at his school, to write a book about his investigations, and the result--quirkily illustrated, with each chapter given its own prime number--is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Haddon's novel is a startling performance. This is the sort of book that could turn condescending, or exploitative, or overly sentimental, or grossly tasteless very easily, but Haddon navigates those dangers with a sureness of touch that is extremely rare among first-time novelists. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is original, clever, and genuinely moving: this one is a must-read. --Jack Illingworth, Amazon.ca --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An exceptional book. Written from the perspective of an autistic individual, it transports the reader into the world of such individuals, with its joys and frustrations, its... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by vivian tellis
Wonderful insight into the mind of a high functioning autistic teen as he writes his story with humor and interesting and somewhat odd proclivities.
Loved him, loved the book.
The book and the play are both excellent and the differences are ones that make perfect sense for the dramatic interpretation. Great themes and enjoyable to read.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
It really does read like it was written by a 15 year old with no writing/storytelling skills. The narrator just goes on and on about the most uninteresting details of every... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kathryn E
Meh. The plot wasn't strong, and (living with an Aspy husband) none of the "aspy/autistic" parts were pertinent to the plot, nor were they particularly... Read more
I became interested in this story while I was in London. It was playing in a theater and I discovered that it had even made it to New York's Broadway scene, so I figured it had to... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lee J. Yi
slow moving , but insightful into the mind of an Autisic child .
You are left hanging , no conclusive ending.
I think it was a good story and an interesting story line. I did not realize it was set in England. Read morePublished 5 days ago by prewby