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Late one night, Christopher comes across his neighbour'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 neighbours--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
Story told through the eyes of a young boy with autism. Very interesting to see what goes through their minds. Heartwarming and funny at once, great read!Published 3 months ago by Mateus Trupia
Very amusing book, about an autistic kid's life through his eyes. Great book for people who don't enjoy reading very much.Published 4 months ago by JDG123
My father read this story to me when I was a child, and I loved it. Having been diagnosed with Asperger's myself, I found it very interesting to live in the mind of Christopher, a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sofie
Excellent book...giving an excellent perspective on autism.Published 8 months ago by Imelda's Riival
This book was included in a high school curriculum, and this review is given with that purpose in mind - English curriculum selection.
I very much disliked this book. Read more