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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 perceptive portrayal of the autistic boy, Christopher, enhanced by its being written in the first person which gives it candor and spontaneity. Read morePublished 49 minutes ago by J Whitehead
I am seeing the play in New York soon, so I have just re-read the book. Amazing writing! Amazing understanding of the way another person's mind work, a person wired very... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Leslie A. Smtih
Interesting use of type of the autism spectrum. I am especially interested in seeing how it is staged in London or New YorkPublished 2 days ago by Jay Donal
Interesting point of view from the writer who portrays himself as autistic but the storyline is really boring.Published 2 days ago by Rachel
Read the book, then go see the new play in NY with the same title. Incredible.Published 3 days ago by Benton