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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

A murder mystery like no other, this novel features Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old who suffers from Asperger's syndrome. When he finds a neighbour's dog murdered, he sets out on a journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

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ISBN 9780099456766
Barcode 9780099456766
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780099450252
Published 16 April 2004 by Random House
Format Paperback, Childrens ed
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Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
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ISBN-13 9780099456766
ISBN-10 0099456761
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Red Fox
Publication Date 16 April 2004
International Publication Date 7 February 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Childrens ed
Edition Childrens ed
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 200g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Young adult fiction - lcsh, Detective and mystery stories - lcsh, Asperger's syndrome - Patients - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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.

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