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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.
The basic story was fine but there was way too much irrelevant information. I realize that the young boy was autistic but we really didn't need all that.Published 1 day ago by Jo Anne Walter
I'd been seeing this novel all over the place, and had only heard good things about it, so I knew I had to read it. I'm glad I did, even though it wasn't what I was expecting. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sally Balboa
I thought that this book gave an untrue representation of what it's like to be autistic. I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at a young age, so that's where I'm getting my... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ben Klamka
I just reread this engaging story and enjoyed it the second time. Mark Haddon helps us view from the perspective of a high functioning autistic boy. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Suzanne L. Harris
Outstanding. I had read the book years ago when it was first published. Thought it was good then, but liked it even better now! Read morePublished 6 days ago by S. Wallen
While it took me a while to get into it, it was an interesting read and useful to gain an insight into how Christopher thought and vowed the world. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Marcia Macgugan
I like the main character. The language got to be too much for me in places. The story kept me going.Published 7 days ago by reidnc