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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 29 days 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 2 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 3 months ago by Sofie
Excellent book...giving an excellent perspective on autism.Published 6 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 8 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 11 months ago by elliemae79