The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year

'Outstanding...a stunningly good read' Observer

'Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement... Wise and bleakly funny' Ian McEwan

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 129mm | 250g
  • Vintage
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099598450
  • 9780099598459
  • 309,033

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Wondrous...brilliantly inventive...dazzling. Not simply the most original novel I've read in years - it's also one of the best * The Times * Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving * Sunday Telegraph * Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read * Independent * Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant * Guardian * A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read * Time Out *
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About Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).
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1,276,427 ratings
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4 38% (490,429)
3 23% (290,211)
2 6% (76,644)
1 2% (29,493)
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