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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 read this book because I saw a positive review that piqued my interest. I must say, I have never read a book quite like it! Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Meg Corrigan
This book was an easy read. Very realistic about the stresses a high needs child puts on a family and relationships. I really enjoyed this bookPublished 1 day ago by Bridget Taylor
An insight into s special boys life, lots of sadness but also lots of laughsPublished 3 days ago by Dot
I saw the play (twice) and loved this book, which supplies more and richer context (including a proof the solution to the Monty Hall door problem).
Very slow. May have been a case study for autism, but was not a good novel or mysteryPublished 3 days ago by Karren Peterson
Interesting take on the world of a high functioning autistic boy but doesn't really go anywhere. Sorta dribbles off into nothing in the end.Published 4 days ago by L. M. Moorcock