The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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Read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Online Free - 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
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ISBN : 1400032717
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 226 pages


Reviews


Brad rated it ★★★☆☆

May 07, 2009

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...


Sean rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2007

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...


Chris rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 22, 2008

Absolute garbage. Easily the worst book I’ve read in 2008, and certainly a contender for Worst Book I’ve Ever Read. This crap won the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year honors, and while I have absolutely no idea what that entails, I firmly support both the eradication of this farcical award...


karen rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 23, 2012

pooƃ ʎɹǝʌ ʇou puɐ ʎʞɔıɯɯıƃ ʎɹǝʌ sı ʞooq sıɥʇ 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. C...


Oriana rated it ★★★★★

March 18, 2007

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.


Laurel rated it ★★★★☆

May 26, 2016

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 enjoye...


Cecily rated it ★★★★★

October 18, 2014

Overview First 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 amazingl...


Joe rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 28, 2008

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 co...


jo rated it ★★★★★

April 10, 2010

this book rocked my world, and i've been trying for weeks to understand why. here it is: * because the plot is flawless * because the voice is flawless * because it's amazingly tender without being cute * because there's a christopher boone in me, and a christopher boone in everyone i love or at leas...


Amanda rated it ★★★★☆

September 05, 2008

Am I autistic? Am I Christopher Boone? What is it about my OCD (self-diagnosed, boo yah!) that separates me from this fifteen-year-old kid? Fate is kind, but there is nothing more disturbing than learning that you possess so many of those qualities that categorize people as "special needs." I mea...





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