The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.

Title:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781400032716
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  • Brad

    The Prime Reasons Why I Enjoyed Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time:2. Death broken down into its molecular importance.3. Clouds, with chimneys and aerials impressed upon t...

  • Sean

    This book I read in a day. I was in a Chapters bookstore in Toronto (that's like Barnes and Noble to the Americans in the crowd) and anyway I was just browsing around, trying to kill time. When sudden...

  • BlackOxford

    Coping With ConscienceMy 34 year old daughter is severely autistic, and has been since she was seven. No one knows why and the condition has never varied in its intensity. So she is stuck in time. She...

  • karen

    pooƃ ʎɹǝʌ ʇou puɐ ʎʞɔıɯɯıƃ ʎɹǝʌ sı ʞooq sıɥʇif you want to read an excellent book about autism in a young person, read marcelo in the real world. this book is like hilary swank...

  • Oriana

    This is the most disassociating book I've ever read. Try to read it all in one sitting -- it will totally fuck with your head and make you forget how to be normal....

  • Cecily

    OverviewFirst person tale of Christopher, a fifteen-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome or high-functioning autism, and a talent for maths, who writes a book (this one - sort of - very post modern) abou...

  • Laurel

    Here's what I liked about this book:1. I found Christopher, with all his many quirks, to be sweet and rather endearing.2. I thought it was a creative idea to write a book from the point of view of a b...

  • C.G. Drews

    2nd Read | October 2018Ok wow it's been 5 years since I read this and I wanted to reread desperately! I also heard it was actually problematic with the autism rep and at the time of reading I...had no...

  • Joe

    The concept is interesting: narrating the novel through the POV of an autistic boy. The chapters are cleverly numbered by prime numbers, which ties in with the novel. It has interesting illustrations...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I'm not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't this book. I couldn't decide to give 3 or 4 stars so I'm going with 3 because I liked it and 3 is my mid point 😊I loved the lay-out of the book and t...