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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
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 13 days ago by Sofie
Excellent book...giving an excellent perspective on autism.Published 3 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
A great work. Although hidden under a deceptively simple discourse, its depth is remarkable.Published 5 months ago by Nelly Martinez
The book came in the time stated and was in the shape stated. The book itself was hard to get into and I had to force myself to finish it.Published 8 months ago by elliemae79
this is a great book. the story is about a boy with autism, it's awsome, you guys should read it!Published 10 months ago by CYNTHIA PENG
Read this book in English literature class . Gave it to a patient who had a grandson with autism . Can't deny the fact this is a very good book . Higly recommend ifPublished 10 months ago by Marina