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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.
A lot of obscene language but it was good.
Mystery interests bravery
These kinds of books read grabs you and doesn't let go
I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. It kept my interest as the plot untangled.Published 1 day ago by bmarin
After reading the first few pages I thought, OMG why did I pick up this book? I thought I would never get through it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by TalkALot
Well written story of resourcefulness and resilience. Provides an interesting perspective on young people who have a different way of looking and learning.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting how the autistic mind works. Story line lacked believable excitement ...Published 3 days ago by Ali
A poignant, truthful sketch of what an autistic person experiences in making their way through the world. So creatively and artfully written.Published 4 days ago by Susan Holtz
interesting idea… though loses some lustre when you know it is a non-autistic person writing as if they were autistic, I don't know exactly what I'm trying to say - though I did... Read morePublished 5 days ago by mellamia