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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
Excellent book...giving an excellent perspective on autism.Published 2 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 4 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 7 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 9 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 9 months ago by Marina
I found this book quite bizzare at first. It offers a prospective of an autistic person on the world. It immitates the specifics of the logic of such person. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Olena Bada
Part story, primarily observations, this book explores the isolated world of an adolescent child suffering from Asperger’s syndrome. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Len