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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Mark Haddon

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  • Publisher: DAVID FICKLING BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 18mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849920419
  • ISBN 13: 9781849920414
  • Sales rank: 4,101

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Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.

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Mark Haddon was born in Northampton. He read English at Oxford and has worked in a variety of jobs including magazine illustrator and part-time worker for Mencap.

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By Lauren 12 Sep 2010 5

This was a beautiful book and so easy to read. It is written in a really unique way, from the perspective of Christopher who has Asperger's Syndrome. I loved Christopher's story and was left wanting to read more once I had finished the book. A truly wonderful book.

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"Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished" -- Carol Ann Duffy Daily Telegraph "The clash between Christopher's view of the world and the way it looks to the rest of us makes this an extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny read. It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book, so the decision to publish it simultaneously for older children and adults is certainly well-founded" -- Jill Slotover Financial Times "Brilliantly inventive, full of dazzling set-pieces, unbearably sad, yet also skilfully dodging any encounters with sentimentality, this isn't simply the most original novel I've read in years ... It's also one of the best" The Times "A stroke of genius, as the advantages of having a naive, literal-minded boy in the driving seat are manifold ... We do learn what it might feel like to have Asperger's Syndrome" -- David Newnham TES "The book gave me that rare, greedy feeling of: this is so good I want to read it all at once but I mustn't or it will be over too soon" -- Kate Kellaway Observer