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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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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This was a super quick read but was still an extreme page turner. Being narrated by a child with mental disabilities made it quite unique. The author showed his true talent by taking on this challenge ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

This is a cleverly-plotted novel with superb characterisation. The author manages to write great comedy without mocking people with Asperger’s Syndrome. One of the most effective comic elements is ... 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
148

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About the author (2004)

Mark Haddon is the author of the bestselling novels The Red House and A Spot of Bother. His novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and is the basis for the Tony Award–winning play. He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, has written and illustrated numerous children’s books, and has won awards for both his radio dramas and his television screenplays. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.

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