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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Narrated by a 15-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions.

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ISBN 9780099450252
Barcode 9780099450252
Published 15 April 2004 by Vintage
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
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ISBN-13 9780099450252
ISBN-10 0099450259
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 15 April 2004
International Publication Date 1 April 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 250g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Asperger's syndrome - Patients - Fiction, Puzzles - Fiction, Detective and mystery stories - lcsh
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 10858

Description of this Book

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has a photographic memory. He understands maths and science, but not other human beings. When he finds the neighbour's dog dead on the lawn, he decides to find the killer and write a murder mystery about it.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2003 -- Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Novel) 2003 -- Short-listed for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2003
NZ Review The book gave me that rare, greedy feeling of: this is so good I want to read it all at once but I mustn't or it will be over too soon. Haddon pulls off something extraordinary . . . -- The Observer <br> Always surprising and often hilarious. -- The Globe and Mail <br> One of the most affecting things I've read in years . . . it's brilliant. -- The Guardian <br> Mark Haddon's new novel comes with glowing endorsements from Ian McEwan and Oliver Sacks . . . For once, the pundits speak the truth. -- The Economist <br> A stark, funny and original first novel . . . [with] one of the strangest and most convincing characters in recent fiction. -- The New York Times Book Review <br> A brilliant autism novel has been overdue -- and this is it! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mark Haddon shows great insight into the autistic mind, and he brings his young narrator protagonist quite wonderfully to life. I found it very moving, very plausible -- and very funny. -- Oliver Sacks, author of Uncle Tungsten <br> I have never read anything quite like Mark Haddon's funny and agonizingly honest book, or encountered a narrator more vivid and memorable. I advise you to buy two copies; you won't want to lend yours out. -- Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha <br> The Curious Incident brims with imagination, empathy, and vision -- plus it's a lot of fun to read. -- Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season <br> Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally disassociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy. -- Ian McEwan, author of Atonement <p> From the Trade Paperback edition.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. He lives in Oxford.

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