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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 love this book. It provides an interesting look into the mind (and life) of an autistic child. It is definitely worth your time!Published 17 hours ago by Tim Myers
The Plot was very original. It was really interesting to see a story from an autistic child's point of view. I liked the characters very much.. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kentucky Girl
Terrific insight into the autistic mind and a fabulous read.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Should be required reading. Can we do that? Have a national book we all read? Start with this book. I am a teacher; teachers at least should read this book. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Michael H. Haussler
The voice of the teen age autistic narrative seems very genuine. Having worked with these students.....it was pretty spot on. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Linda
Absolutely mesmerizing from the opening sentence to the last. Even though it is fiction, it reads like an autobiogrphy.I finished the book and really knew the narrator. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
A unique reading experience. The protagonist, Christopher John Francis Boone, is described as a youth (15 years old) with a undescribed social
disorder ( Asperger Syndrome). Read more