The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
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   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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The book opens in Swindon, England with an autistic young man, Christopher Boone, discovering a poodle that had been murdered with a fork (garden tool) stuck through it. Christopher finds himself ... Read full review

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I didn't love it in the way that some others did, though that may have something to do with reading it in audiobook form, which the book doesn't lend itself to quite as well, yet it was still very ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
27
Section 2
76
Section 3
101
Section 4
102
Section 5
125
Section 6
131
Section 7
140
Section 8
147
Section 10
184
Section 11
185
Section 12
189
Section 13
202
Section 14
204
Section 15
211
Section 16
217
Copyright

Section 9
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Empathy and the Novel
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About the author (2004)

Mark Haddon is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children’s books and television screenplays. As a young man, Haddon worked with autistic individuals. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.


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