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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.
I liked the story and all but the one thing I truly did not like and bothered me was how when Chris would go off and compare things but he would go into full detail that became... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by jayneil
There were entire chapters where the main character went of on a rant that had nothing to do with the book.Published 1 day ago by snagy
Excellent book! The author, Mark Haddon, is a very skilled writer. I have worked with autistic children/young adults in both schools and at home and Christopher's behavior was... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Alphonse Anderson
I thought this book would have been great because of the subject. Unfortunately, this book fell short.Published 2 days ago by Carol Zappe
It was a good book to read but...
I thought 3 stars was a good rating, because I don't like when people can't get to the point as fast as they should. Read more
Once you start you cannot stop. See the world through the eyes of the very unique Christopher. Unconventional plot and ending.Published 2 days ago by Robert
The narrator of this book is a boy with autism who is trying to work out a "mystery." More importantly, he is trying to work out the mystery of living in a world that... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Philly R
Little hard to follow, but absolutely great book that teaches us a different perspective of life from an autistic childPublished 3 days ago by Rebecca D Hayden
The story was a decent one but there was SO MUCH unnecessary information. It was hard to stay interested a lot of times.Published 4 days ago by Megan