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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 enjoyed the perspective from which this novel is written. It gets you inside the head and heart of a teenager who is living with some kind of Asperger's. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Naples 4 Kids
Not really a plot but a well-written story from the autistic child's perspective.Published 1 day ago by Kathleen Donnett
What an absolutely amazing book! This was another book I found hard to put down. It is written from the perspective of a child with asperger's. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Carolyn Dargevics
Different but great. I loved the main character and found myself relating to him in many ways.Published 1 day ago by Jared Buckley
I thought I would discover a author with a depth of vision or something different but this book simply makes you understand the feelings and thoughts of an autistic person. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Dominique Rouleau
This is book is written from the prespective of a very unique character, who looks at life in a very different way. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Beverly Osekowsky
This was narrated by an autistic child and it is quite wonderful!!!Published 2 days ago by sue kramer