The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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Vintage Classic, 2012 - Fiction - 268 pages
This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christohper decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could ever have predicted.

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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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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 (2012)

Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).

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