The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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Paw Prints, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 226 pages
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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User Review  - ekerstein - LibraryThing

This book is funny and poignant and a great example of how novels can teach empathy. We're put inside the head of someone with special needs and we see his process of interpreting the world. It's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charon07 - LibraryThing

Christopher is one of the most distinctive narrators I've read in a long time. This was a real exercise in perspective and an unusual take on the classic coming-of-age story. 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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