The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
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   Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
    This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.


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Short, easy to read, and affecting. - LibraryThing
Plot, prose at times a bit dull. - LibraryThing
Interesting premise and story. - LibraryThing
Another weakness is the ending. - LibraryThing
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Good Premise But Mediocre Plot A decent enough concept but not sure what all the fuss is about. Telling the story from Christopher's point of view was refreshing and courageous. Unlike those who ... Read full review

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“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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About the author (2004)

Mark Haddon is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children’s books and television screenplays. As a young man, Haddon worked with autistic individuals. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.


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