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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 very interesting book. Different from most. Cleverly written. Insights into the autistic world, of which I know little, but it kept my interest.Published 8 hours ago by E. Terry
I loved how the protagonist is portrayed. The author obviously knew autistic thoughts and behaviors.Published 11 hours ago by S. Mitchell
I read this in one sitting because it really drew me into the story. I hadn't read a description explaining the boy, Christopher, was autistic so it took me several pages to figure... Read morePublished 20 hours ago by mbeth128
As having a grandchild on the autism scale I was drawn to this book. The general population needs to be aware of the suffering and struggles those on the scale wade through every... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mimsie
I loved this book. Was engrossing and different. I actually had my 12 year old son (who hates to read) read this too, he also couldn't put it down.Published 1 day ago by Megan Nomides
The play is very well done and the setting is excellent, perfect for the play.Published 2 days ago by Toni
It gave a good insight into a person on the autism spectrum. Their thoughts work differently and so what we consider "typical" or "the norm" doesn't work for them. Read morePublished 2 days ago by 1HappyGram
This book gave good insight into the perceptions of the author and probably others who have autism.Published 3 days ago by Marcia