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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.
Quick read. Mystery and search for self combined with adventure and understanding of what it is like to care for a teenage gifted autisticPublished 19 hours ago by Jack Boyce
I really enjoyed reading this book and was surprised to find that it has been around for way longer than I had initially thought. Read morePublished 1 day ago by S. Shamma
Great story in an artistic way, but the ending is a huge let down. Book came beat up and the dog on the cover ripped out.Published 1 day ago by Jonathan Alley
Brilliant insight into the challenging world of an autistic teenager. Gripping, sympathetic and eye opening. The young man will stay with you
A brief, but great story from an author with the ability to write from a point of view that would otherwise remain inaccessible to most. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Christopher James Perry
Loved the story, good insight into autism, but felt just a bit to over the top with the formulas.Published 4 days ago by caticerro