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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.
Heart wrenching! Gives an insight into how a mind of an autistic kid works! Cleverly written and what a beautiful ending.Published 3 hours ago by Kiran P
This book provided insight into the world as an autistic person may see it. Very different from what I normally read and very interesting.Published 1 day ago by S. Kemper
Very interesting journey from the perspective of an autistic young man and those who love him.Published 1 day ago by Susan Wasserman
I liked this book because I had never wondered how a person with this handicap viewed the world we take for granted.Published 3 days ago by pHYLLIS mAE hOWLAND