Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Britisher Haddon debuts in the adult novel with the bittersweet tale of a 15-year-old autistic who's also a math genius.Christopher Boone has had some bad knocks: his mother has died (well, she went to the hospital and never came back), and soon after he found a neighbor's dog on the front lawn, slain by a garden fork stuck through it. A teacher said that he should write something that he "would ... Read full review

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime

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Christopher John Francis Boone is a fifteenyearold autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes. He 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 a captivating and unusual tale. Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Excellent! This relatively short novel is written from the perspective of a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome. The story took me right into the mind of a person with this problem, and I could hardly ... Read full review

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User Review  - SoulFlower1981 - LibraryThing

While there were moments that were a bit off-putting this was largely because of the stylistic choices that were necessary to convey the world of the main character. This felt like an authentic ... Read full review

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"the curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon was a very interesting read. This 226 page fictional novel was published in 2003 by Anchor Books and is a written representation of the book Christopher Boone (the story's main protagonist) wrote for his english project.
The story's main character Christopher Boone is a young boy who suffers from asperger's syndrome. He loves the colour red but, he hates the colour yellow. So much if he see's enough yellow cars on his way to school he will sit in the corner and not talk to anyone for a whole day. Though his behaviour is strange and sometimes erratic his unique look on life is sure to give readers a new perspective on those suffering from ASD. (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
The story begins with Christopher finding his neighbor's dog wellington dead with a pitchfork stuck inside of him. After a turbulent altercation with the police and a stressful conversation with his father. Christopher decides that he is going to investigate the mystery of Wellingtons death.
Something to keep in mind while reading this novel is that, it is supposed to be a representation of the book Christopher write's for his english project. This means that it is really Christopher telling the story and not Mark Haddon.
After reading the "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time" I immediately thought "That was different." Though the story wasn't the worst it was Christopher Boone and his strange way of thinking that kept the pages turning for me. I had to read this novel for class and it definitely would not be a book I would pick up in a store. But if you're bored and want a book with a new twist to it I would definitely recommend it.

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"That fucking angry violent half-caste cunt at HAVERING COLLEGE she's not OKAY up there AT ALL - but I would rather be related to her than the dysfunctional fucked up family I was born into because not one single fucking worthless day goes by when I don't feel like fucking running away from home!!" Fuck that family of yours - FUCK YOU EVEN MORE!!!! You think I give a FUCK about you or ANY of your family members?!?! Maybe your fucking parents shouldn't have had you or ANY of your siblings - they should have just stayed childfree!! Because I would have if I were in the same situation as them!!
No wonder so many people choose not to have children and I don't blame them for not wanting children - even though they are selfish - because the world is too much of a nasty place to even want to live in let alone bring up any children in!!

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I'm sorry, but this book was terribly boring.

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To my point view, the first half of the book is way better than the last half. It's intriguing and funny. But later, it seems like there's too much going on and the author lost his unique tone of voice. The character almost became unlikeable in the end, but I can't blame anyone. It's the reality. All in all, a good book. [Feb, 2013] 

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Very interesting book, really kept me interested and was hard to put down. If your looking for a new book to read that is not too long and tries something different, then this may be your book.

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A different point of view
A great book written in a very interesting tone

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