The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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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, a form of autism. 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
  • 110 x 178 x 18mm | 155g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustr.
  • 0099470438
  • 9780099470434
  • 1,112

Review Text

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, a form of autism. 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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"Wondrous...brilliantly inventive...dazzling. Not simply the most original novel I've read in years - it's also one of the best" * The Times * "A deservedly acclaimed read." * Time Out London *
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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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Rating details

978,504 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 29% (283,979)
4 39% (379,591)
3 24% (231,289)
2 6% (61,312)
1 2% (22,333)

Our customer reviews

My lecturer mentioned this book to me - at first it was a bit difficult to get past the stream-of-consciousness type of narration, but once I got used to it it appeal to my greatly. This is a very unique story and one of the best books I've ever read. I highly recommended.show more
by Alison
I read this book after I had read A Spot of Bother which I thoroughly enjoyed and laugh through. This book is totally different. It is narrated by 15 year old Christopher who has Asperger's syndrome and when a neighbours dog is murdered he starts investigating and narrowing down the culprits. Read my full review at http://www.ourbookclub.net.au/LiteratureAndFiction2011.phpshow more
by Tracy Hudson
I found this book really hard to get into and actually gave up at about 60 pages to the ending, and giving up on a book is very hard for me to do. However, it wasn't the usual style of book that I would usually go for. I'm more of a Marian Keys fan, but decided to give the book a go after hearing so many people raving about it after reading the book. But I have to say that the Autistic focus is brilliant and you really do get a good perspective from someone who suffers with Autisim.show more
by Hannah
If you think that this book is just about the life of an autistic boy, you'd be right. But don't think its easy, Christopher Boone has one of the most awkward lives on the planet. Even though he cannot fathom feelings and emotions, he knows every prime number up to 7, 056 and he knows how to solve even the most difficult maths questions in the world. Read this book, it will give you a new view of the world of autism.show more
by R.E.Franks
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