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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.
Excellent insight into an autistic child's perspective on life and death and relationships.Published 18 hours ago by Karen L. Mercer
This story is told from the point of view of a 15 year old autistic boy. It expertly expresses the limits a d expertise of the boy who lives with his father and attends a special... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Irene Kaminsky
Puts the thoughts of someone with autism into such a clear voice. Very interesting read. Read it in one sitting.Published 3 days ago by normal person
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 4 days ago by E. Terry
I loved how the protagonist is portrayed. The author obviously knew autistic thoughts and behaviors.Published 4 days ago by S. Mitchell