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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.
This is a touching story by a humorous and excellent writer. The reader will never forget Christopher John Francis Boone and his quirky way of thinking as he tries to solve the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Diane Mae Robinson, Multi-award winning children's author
I tease. My congratulations to Dr. Seuss on his brave posthumous attempt at a first novel.
Anyway, other than the telling (often, and in excruciating detail) rather than... Read more
I had a difficult time putting this book down until finished. The story is told threw the eyes of a boy with Autism. It's funny, sad, and full of interesting facts.Published 4 days ago by Karen K. King
Very, very different! Written from the perspective of an autistic boy. There wasn't an option under "mood" for thought-provoking but that would describe it for me. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic, unique read. The author is fully commited to his narrator, and I love it!Published 5 days ago by Jeff
We know so little of autism and this helped to clear some of the misconceptions - a good, well written, thought slow, story.Published 5 days ago by Carolyn Hammerle