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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.
Cleverly written, including chapter numbers (which are consistent with the author's - written in 1st person - mindset). A bit quirky, but that's OK. Read morePublished 2 days ago by syzygy
I loved this book so much I have given a copy to everyone I know. The same feeling of warmth as Catcher in the Rye.Published 5 days ago by Carol E. Childs
Started out interesting, but lost my interest half way thru. Did not finish book.Published 7 days ago by Sharon A. Claus
This is a great book. Well written, show how an Autistic brain would work.Published 7 days ago by David B.
This book came out of left field. I'm not sure what I was expecting by it, but it exceeded every one I could have had. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Keefer