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  - lrquinn - LibraryThing

If run-on sentences and disconnected thoughts make you crazy in a book, you'll have to stick it out: this book is worth it. I had a hard time starting the book, and its setting is in Europe, which may ... Read full review

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User Review  - carmacreator - LibraryThing

The book is "written" from the perspective of a boy with Autism. It provided a good description of what it would be like to live with a type of Autism. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it. It doesn't take too long to read. Read full review

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the book is interesting it has a feeling that gets you engaged to find out more on what happens next.

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awasome book

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My friend was reading this book and he let me borrow it-- I loved it! Christopher is an extremely charming and unique character. The way it is narrated is strange, but in a good way. He's very different than what we usually classify as 'normal'. You wonder about this boy, and what he's thinking, and what planning on doing next. Definitely an unforgettable character and novel!  

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A truly wonderful story that fills [the reader] with intrigue and many questions. His story also offers a great point-of-view for a teen-aged boy with autism, despite some structural flaws. Not to mention, some maths equations that even I couldn't figure out! 7.5/10

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i liked i very much even though i had no hope in understanding the maths quetions..................

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I was given this book by one of my mums best friends, I have just finished reading the book today, and It was fantastic. It was the first book I ever read, and it was a great story, I read it in under 48 hours, and It was quite an achievement for me, since I had never read a book before, and because I read it so fast. This book stunned me, with a passion to want to read a million books with in my life time. Thank you Mark Haddon, for bringing me into the life of a book. 

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Very much enjoyed this book. All of the mathematical portions of the book and the view of an autistic person was very interesting.

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