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 admonishment Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7...

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Title:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author:Mark Haddon
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:226 pages pages

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Reviews

  • Oriana
    Mar 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. ...
  • karen
    Apr 08, 2007
    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...
  • Jen Terpstra
    Apr 20, 2007
    Ok, I get the concept. A heartwarming story told from the vantage point of an autistic boy. Heartwarming, eh. Sure. Cerebral? You bet. For the "Literary Snob"? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY. (Because most of those people LOVE "The Catcher in the Rye"...one of my most hated books of all time.....
  • Trevor
    Jul 07, 2007
    Another member on Goodreads told me to read this book - I meant to, but didn't until she got annoyed with me for taking so long and sent me a copy. It is a remarkable book - the only thing I can think that is similar to it is perhaps that short story, Flowers for Algernon. My older...
  • jo
    Jan 05, 2009
    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...
  • David Schaafsma
    Feb 23, 2009
    Re-read for my Fall 2017 YAL class. One of the best YA books ever, wonderful and surprising on so many levels. Very moving. As a parent of a kid with autism and another kid who is spectrum-y, it hits home for me in ways it might not for others. As with many mysteries, it features so...
  • Sean
    Aug 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 a...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Nov 16, 2009
    19. The curious Incident of the dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon The novel is narrated in the first-person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as "a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties" living in Swindon, Wiltshire. Alt...
  • Joe
    Nov 21, 2007
    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 disappointe...
  • Amanda
    Jun 10, 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 ne...
  • Chris
    May 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 ...
  • Laurel
    Dec 04, 2008
    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 w...
  • Brad
    Nov 09, 2008
    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 ca...
  • Shawn Sorensen
    May 21, 2011
    I haven?t read a fictional account this heartbreakingly realistic in a long time. Kapitoil was close, but The Curious Incident paints a more complete picture. The book is from the viewpoint of an teen boy with Asperger's syndrome named Christopher - his mom has recently died and ...
  • Cecily
    May 30, 2008
    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 an...
  • Manny
    Nov 20, 2008
    My older son is autistic spectrum, so this was a must-read. But even if you don't know any autistic people, it's a great novel. The central character is engaging and totally credible. Funny how it's suddenly become cool to be autistic... Lisbeth Salander from Män som hatar kvinnor is...
  • Tea Jovanović
    May 09, 2013
    This one of the editorial acquisitions I'm most proud of... I've bought rights for this novel while it was still in manuscript, before first publication and much before all the awards it received later... Also, I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Haddon twice... His a great author and v...
  • Amir
    Jun 04, 2015
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  • â™›Tash
    Feb 04, 2016
    The first 50% percent of this novel was quite compelling, mainly because of the narrator. The narrator is a teenage boy with special needs and there is something so refreshing about his narrative which isn't bogged down by feelings and repetitive internal monologues. It is not mentione...
  • Huda Yahya
    Mar 12, 2013
    ?? ??? ?? ????? ?????? ??? ???? ?? ???????? ????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ????? ??????? ?????? Elementary, my dear Watson! ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ?...
  • C.G. Drews
    May 21, 2013
    Despite the title being a regular mouthful (try saying THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME five times fast), this is a seriously good book. It doesn?t tell a story ? it brings YOU into the story. That?s what I look for in a book. Christopher Boone is a mathematic...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Oct 05, 2017
    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 t...
  • BlackOxford
    Feb 11, 2018
    Coping With Conscience My 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 ca...
  • Loretta
    Jun 26, 2018
    What a beautiful story! The main character, Christopher, is delightful. A big ????? star read from me! I highly recommend this book to everyone! ? What a beautiful story! The main character, Christopher, is delightful. A big ?????????? star read from...
  • Will M.
    Jun 21, 2014
    You can't please everyone, and I guess books can be a good example of that statement. I know a lot of people who liked this book very much, but on the other hand, I also know a few people who would not hesitate to burn this book. I'm on the positive side. I really enjoyed this short no...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    Nov 14, 2014
    This was a truly amazing story told from the point of view of Christopher, an autist boy. Right from the beginning, you are being thrown into this mystery story - which is not really a mystery story but a story about Christopher's life and struggles. This book comes with surprises and ...
  • Carol
    Jan 20, 2015
    I'm at a loss to explain why this novel is so special, but special it is. Haddon operates on the Poe principle - not including any wasted words, making every character come to life with a minimum of description and fewer lines of dialogue. I fell in love with the narrator, but I am not...
  • Duane
    Jan 11, 2018
    This is the story of Christopher Boone, a very likable 15 year old who suffers from Asperger Syndrome, a type of higher functioning Autism. Christopher sets out to solve a mystery; who killed Wellington, his neighbors dog, something he wants very much to do because he is accused of com...
  • Foad
    Aug 10, 2014
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  • Greta
    Aug 16, 2015
    Update: my review may not be interesting, but this one definitely is, so please read it if you read the book or plan to read the book. The author created a negative stereotype of Asperger's and autism and offended the Asperger's community. He's not an expert, has no experience with the...