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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
'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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099450252
ISBN-10: 0099450259
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 271
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Unknown Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 39
"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
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: 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: 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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I really enjoyed this book, the point of view of the narrator is very enlightening. It was a great book!
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Interesting. I'll never look at autism in the same way!
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Very different!

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People/Characters
Christopher John Francis Boone (Primary Character)
Father (Major Character)
Mother (Major Character)
Siobhan, his teacher (Average Character)
Toby, the pet rat (Average Character)
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