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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.
Loved it - different and an easy read. Very good! Would recommend if you're looking for a cool readPublished 3 days ago by RR
A wonderful novel. A consistent and unique narrative voice. A totally captivating character.Published 4 days ago by sparkle
The book sort of just ended I expected a lot more for the cost of the book. Oh well imguessPublished 6 days ago by Jaquie
Haddon writes very accurately from the view point of a boy on the autistic spectrum. I know this from my own experience. Read morePublished 8 days ago by M. D. Canty
Great book. It gives us a great perspective in the sometimes misunderstood world of autism.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
A tedious read at times but good understanding of the struggle raising a child with this disability.Published 10 days ago by Mary E Crnkovich
The book is really interesting. The main character Christopher discovered his neighbor's poodle has been killed in the garden by the garden fork. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer