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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.
Christopher's mind is so beautifully intelligent. He really takes you into his way of seeing the world and now I have a new understanding of the syndrome.Published 16 hours ago by Wendy Ochoa
Doesn't seem like it, but this is a very interesting read. If you want to get into the mind of someone with Asperger's (a form of autism) through the use of a cleverly written... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Hobbes World
This book is a window into other minds. The language is clear enough for young adults as well as being descriptive enough to grip the attention of an adult reader. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jennifer Patricia Kennedy
Quick read. Mystery and search for self combined with adventure and understanding of what it is like to care for a teenage gifted autisticPublished 3 days ago by Jack Boyce