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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Interesting premise and story. - LibraryThing
Plot, prose at times a bit dull. - LibraryThing
I really like the writer point of view in the story. - LibraryThing
Another weakness is the ending. - LibraryThing
A brilliant insight. - LibraryThing
Christopher's narrative voice is unique and engaging. - LibraryThing

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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A book I found interesting was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. It was different to many other books I've read because it was written from an Autistic persons point of ... Read full review

Fresh, Witty and a new perspective all over!

User Review  - Soumyabrata Sa... - Flipkart

It was a very good and also informative read, getting the narration from a 15 year old autistic boy. Though there were some places in the novel, where i found the reasons and explanations a tad ... Read full review

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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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