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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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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. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic.... show more
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. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. Routine, order and predictability shelter him from the messy, wider world. Then, at fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.

Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As he tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, we are drawn into the workings of Christopher’s mind.

And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotion. The effect is dazzling, making for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing is a mind that perceives the world literally.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Tim
e is one of the freshest debuts in years: a comedy, a heartbreaker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385512107 (0385512104)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I enjoyed this story so much. It's told from a teen boy's point of view. He has autism. I've never thought about things in such a way. It's worth reading for the unique perspective, but the storyline is very interesting also. He investigates everything. He's intelligent and no nonsense. It sh...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it
3.0 Het wonderbaarlijke voorval met de hond in de nacht
Dit boek is geschreven vanuit het oogpunt van een jongen met asperger.Ik heb het in één middag uitgelezen, en hoewel het fascinerend was om te zien hoe een autist de wereld beleefd, was het ook vermoeiend.Leuk boek, makkelijk te lezen.
Hol
Hol rated it
2.5 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
I read this recently for my book club and I wish I could say I enjoyed it as much as most of the other’s there seemed to. Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, stumbles upon the body of his neighbour’s dog. Christopher has a supremely logical brain and decides he’ll t...
Entertain Me Books
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3.5 THE READING Book 139: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
PijanaPoMalinach
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5.0 Dziwny incydent z psem nocną porą
Kiedy piętnastoletni Christopher Boone znajduje na podwórku sąsiadki jej zamordowanego psa postanawia rozwikłać zagadkę śmierci Wellingtona. Przy okazji ma szansę napisać detektywistyczną powieść, której będzie głównym bohaterem. Posiadając wiedzę, która pozwala mu na bycie dobrym detektywem zaczyna...
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