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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Short, easy to read, and affecting. - LibraryThing
Plot, prose at times a bit dull. - LibraryThing
Interesting premise and story. - LibraryThing
Another weakness is the ending. - LibraryThing
I really like the writer point of view in the story. - LibraryThing
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Entertaining read, more about the character than the mystery, as that is solved quite quickly. More about the protagonist overcoming his fears. Read full review

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

Something I almost never do, reread a book. But I have read this novel twice and I think it is worth reading at least once to develop some empathy with ASD. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
76
Section 3
125
Section 4
147
Section 5
148
Section 6
179
Section 7
184
Section 8
189
Section 9
202
Section 10
204
Section 11
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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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