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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.
This is clearly an atheist book written by a hardline atheist with a hidden agenda to usurp the minds of children. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Al Donner
Fascinating book! How can anyone know the autistic mind that well?Published 3 days ago by gunnovice
Cleverly written, easy and quick read with an interesting perspective.Published 4 days ago by ce123
The writer allows you to get into the head of a child that is challenged. You begin to empathize with the child. It hooks in and you can't put the book down. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Robert Jeffrey
initially interested, story dragged out with too much elaboration into "autistic mind"- did not like endingPublished 6 days ago by Regina Hagstrand
My grandson has Aspergers so I read it and passed it to him. He is 12 and I know he will be able to read it and maybe help himself learn about his diagnosis and what the future... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Susan E. Schneider