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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Paperback)

By Haddon, Mark
Designed by Dean, Suzanne

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Christopher Boone is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. 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 and brown and being touched.

ISBN 9780099598459
Barcode 9780099598459
Published 14 August 2014 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099598459
ISBN-10 0099598450
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 14 August 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Designed by Dean, Suzanne
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 250g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 568845

Description of this Book

This is the winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year. Outstanding ...a stunningly good read . (Observer). Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement...Wise and bleakly funny . (Ian McEwan). 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 Syndrome. 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 and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In telling a painful story in the voice of a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's, Haddon broadens ordinary minds and helps to understand how they work, too. Daily Telegraph In telling a painful story in the voice of a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's, Haddon broadens ordinary minds and helps to understand how they work, too. Daily Telegraph A magical book. It's one of those books that makes you feel as though you have been on an emotional rollercoaster. Carrie Grant, Sunday Express A magical book. It's one of those books that makes you feel as though you have been on an emotional rollercoaster. Carrie Grant, Sunday Express Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy -- Ian McEwan
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).

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