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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
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. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a nei...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400032716
ISBN-10: 1400032717
Publication Date: 5/18/2004
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 4376 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 38
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" brings the reader right into the world and thought process of the main character. It reads less like a detective novel and more as a character analysis of autism. The pages fly by, not in an attempt to solve who-dunnit, but to find out what will be said or done next. An entire universe of logic unfolds that the adult mind has trouble understanding, and yet Mark Haddon has used his years of experience to bring forward a very memorable literary character. I found the solution to the murder mystery slightly out of flow with the rest of the novel but it did not lessen my overall enjoyment.
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Helpful Score: 26
I am familiar with several forms of Austism and found this book incredibly touching. Not at all what I expected, it was a good story told from an unique point of view. I picked it up after hearing a number of other people rave about it, and am very glad I did. This should become a classic.
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Helpful Score: 24
This book was written from the perspective of an autistic boy. It presented an interesting world view, but I was disappointed with the ending. I was really into it at first, but by the middle I started to feel like I was reading the book version of an After School Special.
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Helpful Score: 18
Perhaps the most creative book I've ever read. Fascinating, first-person approach from an autistic child in a novel setting.

4.5 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 13
Different than any type of book I've read before. Written from the view point of an autistic boy. Quick read and one I'd probably re-read again.
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reviewed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on + 34 more book reviews
I have extreme mixed feelings on this book. First, it was good, but I would not rave like some others. It's a quick read, I finished in a day. The mixed feelings are caused because I know and love persons affected with autism. This story... well, not so much the story, but the "voice" hits so close to home. Being in Christophers head and seeing things the way he saw them and hearing the way his mind works - well, it caused my own anxiety. So much so, that I took a break early on because it was distressing. Again, not the story, but the insight... Very real. I recommend the book as a whole, I'm sorry I took so long to pick it up.
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An awesome book. Gives you an insight to the mind of autism. I highly recommend it.
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Loved the book! I especially loved the main character. The author wrote him in a way that made him so easy to understand and relate to.

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Christopher John Francis Boone (Primary Character)
Father (Major Character)
Mother (Major Character)
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