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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 , He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions He cannot stand to be touched And he detests the color yellowAlthough 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

About the Author: Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is a British novelist and poet, best known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time He was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied English.In 2003, Haddon won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and in 2004, the Commonwealth Writers Prize Overall Best First Book for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time, a book which is written from the perspective of a boy with Aspergers syndrome Haddon s knowledge of Aspergers syndrome, a type of autism, comes from his work with autistic people as a young man In an interview at, Haddon claimed that this was the first book that he wrote intentionally for an adult audience he was surprised when his publisher suggested marketing it to both adult and child audiences His second adult novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in September 2006.Mark Haddon is also known for his series of Agent Z books, one of which, Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars, was made into a 1996 Children s BBC sitcom He also wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaptation of Raymond Briggs s story Fungus the Bogeyman, screened on BBC1 in 2004 He also wrote the 2007 BBC television drama Coming Down the Mountain.Haddon is a vegetarian, and enjoys vegetarian cookery He describes himself as a hard line atheist In an interview with The Observer, Haddon said I am atheist in a very religious mould His atheism might be inferred from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time in which the main character declares that those who believe in God are stupid.Mark Haddon lives in Oxford with his wife Dr Sos Eltis, a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and their two young sons.

10 thoughts on “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  1. Brad Brad says:

    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 them, and their potential as alien space crafts.5 Black Days and Yellow cars.7 Red food coloring for Indian cuisine.11 Christopher s reasons for loving The Hound of the Baskervilles and disdaining Sir Arthu

  2. Sean Sean says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 suddenly I saw this nice display of red books with an upturned dog on the cover Attracted as always to bright colours and odd shapes, I

  3. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    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 knows this and vaguely resents it somewhat but gets on with things as best she can.Each case of autism is probably unique My daughter has no facility with numbers or memory but she does with space As far as I c

  4. karen karen says:

    poo ou pu s ooq s if 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 you can tell it is trying really hard to win all the awards but it has no heart inside and yet everyone eats it up C0ME ON no one likes gimmicks.come to my blog poo ou pu s ooq s if you want to read an excellent book about autism in a young person, read marcel

  5. Oriana Oriana says:

    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.

  6. Cecily Cecily says:

    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 about his investigations of the murder of a neighbour s dog He loves Sherlock Holmes and is amazingly observant of tiny details, but his lack of insight into other people s emotional lives hampers his investigation Neverthel

  7. Laurel Laurel says:

    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 boy with Asperger syndrome This is difficult to pull off, but the author does it well.3 I enjoyed Christopher s musings about life and the way in which he sees it.4 I love making lists.Here s what I didn t like about th

  8. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    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 Ihad no idea of anything about autismorrrrr that I was actually autistic myself The things YOU FIND OUT LATER _ _ So hello, dear reread, time to be critical.I still love it I don t think the autism rep is perfect, but I don t think

  9. Joe Joe says:

    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 and diagrams to look at However, I would not recommend this because it disappointed me and I couldn t, in good conscience, tell anyone to read a book I was disappointed in.I guess my disappointment lies in the fact that not

  10. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    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 the little pictures I must admit the maths went right over my head I love that Christopher went on a hunt for the evil killer I wanted that killer to be forked too Overall, it s a good quick read I finished before bed last night

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