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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.
this book accurately portrays someone on the spectrum. Wonderful!Published 9 hours ago by Chyna Lugnut
The story is about a boy with a learning disability. It is written from his point of view. He gives you a great feeling of how a disabilities affect a person. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by R. E. Jackson
"Another member on Goodreads told me to read this book - I meant to, but didn't until she got annoyed with me for taking so long and sent me a copy. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Al Williams
Interesting style of writing that really captures the autistic persons thought process and struggle. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Chelsea Smith
Slow starter, the book did not appeal to me. Don't put author Haddon in the same boxing ring as Hemingway.Published 1 day ago by Robert J. Askey
I have an autistic grandson I have read much on the topic but this gave the best insight that I have ever had into his worldPublished 1 day ago by Diane K.