The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.
“Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.... Suspenseful and harrowing.” —The New York Times Book Review
Christopher John Francis Boone 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 one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kristelh - LibraryThing
Story of a boy who has autism set in London. The boy is bright in many ways except in how to relate to people and dislikes being touched. He dislikes the color yellow. The story is about his investigation into the death of a dog in the neighborhood. Read in 1997 Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NanetteLS - LibraryThing
This book is written from the perspective of a boy with autism. In some places, it was difficult to read because his thought processes were so different from most people. It was a fascinating view on a portion of our society and I ended up really enjoying it. Read full review