The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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David Fickling, 2010 - Asperger's syndrome - 271 pages
Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.

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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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