The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel
A bestselling 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.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
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 - ekerstein - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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