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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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a page turner. It’s just that simple. It’s hard for me to admit this, but I truly enjoyed this novel. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Bridget Ekis
An amazing telling of what it is like to be in someone's mind that is different that how we think. Try combining "Rain Man", "Benny and Joon" and "What's... Read morePublished 4 days ago by JOEY C. ROBINSON
Cleverly written, including chapter numbers (which are consistent with the author's - written in 1st person - mindset). A bit quirky, but that's OK. Read morePublished 8 days ago by syzygy
I loved this book so much I have given a copy to everyone I know. The same feeling of warmth as Catcher in the Rye.Published 11 days ago by Carol E. Childs
Started out interesting, but lost my interest half way thru. Did not finish book.Published 13 days ago by Sharon A. Claus
This is a great book. Well written, show how an Autistic brain would work.Published 13 days ago by David B.