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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.
Great book. It was a really interesting perspective. I don't know if it's an accurate portrayal of autism or not, but it is structurally interesting.Published 19 minutes ago by Keri B
Kudos to Haddon for not allowing Chis to be the victim of his environment, for not allowing him to become normal on his quest, and for showing us, slowly, how the environment has... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by rolavine
A touching story. I like that the story is about a child with behavioral problems, something so many of us now have to deal with. Beautiful insight.Published 2 days ago by jeanne lindy rose
Very well written. Glad to have read it before seeing the play.Published 3 days ago by Kenneth R. Stevens
Really good reading. So different. Great insight into the mind of an autistic child and I felt like I really could understand how he felt. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great story gives good insight into the working mind and genius of those on the spectrum. A Quick readPublished 5 days ago by joy berman
I used this book for an ESL class, and it was wonderful. Those who are more math-oriented loved the discussions of prime numbers and other mathematical concepts. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Andrea R Crocco Varela