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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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.

Fresh, Witty and a new perspective all over!

User Review  - Soumyabrata Sa... - Flipkart

It was a very good and also informative read, getting the narration from a 15 year old autistic boy. Though there were some places in the novel, where i found the reasons and explanations a tad ... Read full review

Amazing Book

User Review  - Shreya Bhadwal - Flipkart

An amazingly hilarious and epic book.Its about Christopher,a 15 year old boy who starts investigating the curious death of the dog in his neighborhood.During the investigation,he discovers some truths ... Read full review

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