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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.
A great read for most anyone. Very well written, and a tough subject to write about. The author captures the thinking process brilliantly.Published 6 hours ago by mary
I read a lot. Yeah, obvious statement, I know. Because I read a lot, I don't really come across all that many books anymore that I just don't want to put down. Read morePublished 1 day ago by StrangePegs
Beautifully bound hardback in mint condition. Great gift for anyone who has daily interactions with anyone on the spectrum.Published 1 day ago by UGA Jav
I first read this book ten years ago. I re-read it after it was mentioned in an article.
Christopher Boone, gifted with a superbly logical brain, is fifteen years old... Read more
A very detailed and beautiful book. Out of this young boy's mind came so many truths of what he suffered and yet at the same time entering the subject's smart mind, giving us the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Clarine Johnson
Some stories don't need to be told publicly. This is one of them. There was no redemptive value to this story.Published 2 days ago by Colleen Meyer