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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.
interesting idea… though loses some lustre when you know it is a non-autistic person writing as if they were autistic, I don't know exactly what I'm trying to say - though I did... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by mellamia
I'm so glad this book has a happy ending. Haddon wrote a honest, entertaining, and sensitve story.
Favorite quote: “I think people believe in heaven because they don't... Read more
Haddon captures the thought process of the main character well yet I wanted more development of the detective role.Published 1 day ago by Gwen
I had to read this book for a class, and I actually really enjoyed it! Very interesting.Published 2 days ago by Hannah
It felt like I wad reading a dictionary. I had to read this for summer reading for school but I do not recommend it.Published 2 days ago by Jesse sacchetti
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. Really puts you in the perspective of this little boy and gives you an insight in what it is like to have this disorder. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Marie
This book ended up being really good and I am very happy that I read it. I recommend it to older teenagers because there is some language that younger kids should not read but it... Read morePublished 3 days ago by wilber11