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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 honestly one of the worst books I have ever read. I could see where the author was trying to go and what he was trying to do but he failed, miserably. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Susan Johnson
If you are aware of Asperger's and autism this book will be a fully realized rendition of what families and individuals are experiencing all of the time. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Raymond A. Broms
A lovely, well written book. I have given it as a present several timesPublished 10 days ago by mariana
Great book, I couldn't put it down. First-person narrative by teenage boy suffering from autism is compelling and very moving.Published 10 days ago by Allen from Seattle
Loved the quirkiness amend clever points of difference eg., chapters all prime numbers only. Also clever portrayal of the frustrations on both sides of the 'special needs' coin.Published 10 days ago by Jo