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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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 9781417622085
Barcode 9781417622085
Published 18 May 2004 by Turtleback Books
Format Library Binding, Turtleback School & Library ed.
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Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
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ISBN-13 9781417622085
ISBN-10 1417622083
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Publication Date 18 May 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Turtleback School & Library ed.
Edition Turtleback School & Library ed.
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 226
Dimensions Width: 207mm
Height: 138mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 349g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England, Autism, Savants (Savant syndrome)
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 451023

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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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent. -- The Boston Globe <br> Moving. . . . Think of The Sound and the Fury crossed with The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sacks's real-life stories. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times <br> This is an amazing novel. An amazing book. -- The Dallas Morning News <br> A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy. --Ian McEwan, author of Atonement <br> Brilliant. . . . Delightful. . . . Very moving, very plausible--and very funny. --Oliver Sacks <br> Superb. . . . Bits of wisdom fairly leap off the page. -- Newsday <br> Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect. . . . As suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle. --Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review <br> Extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny. . . . It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book. -- Financial Times, London <br> Both clever and observant. -- The Washington Post <br> Full of whimsical surprises and tender humor. -- People <br> [Haddon] illuminates a core of suffering through the narrowly focused insights of a boy who hasn't the words to describe emotional pain. -- New York Daily News <br> Outstanding. . . . A stunningly good read. -- The Independent <br> Engrossing . . . flawlessly imagined and deeply affecting. -- Time Out New York <br> A remarkable book from a writer with very special talent. -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram <br> The Curious Incident is the rare book that repays reading twice in quick succession. -- Detroit Free Press <br> Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining anew kind of hero. -- The Daily Telegraph <br> This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy. - The New Yorker <br> Haddon's book illuminates the way one mind works so precisely, so humanely, that it reads like both an acutely observed case study and an artful exploration of a different 'mystery': the thoughts and feeling we share even with those very different from us. - Entertainment Weekly <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 <br> A murder mystery, a road atlas, a postmodern canvas of modern sensory overload, a coming-of-age journal and lastly a really affecting look at the grainy inconsistency of parental and romantic love and its failures. . . . In this striking first novel, Mark Haddon is both clever and observant, and the effect is vastly affecting. - The Washington Post <br> Haddon's gentle humor reminds us that facts don't add up to a life, that we understand ourselves only through metaphor. - Chicago Tribune <br> Beautifully written. . . . Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished. - The Daily Telegraph <br> A detective story with a difference. . . . [Haddon] has given his unlikely hero a convincing voice-and the detective novel an interesting twist. - The Economist <br> Think Huck Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, or the early chapters of David Copperfield. - Houston Chronicle <br> Atale full of cheeky surprises and tender humor. . . . A touching evolution. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel <br> Funny, sad and totally convincing. - Time <br> More so than precursors like The Sound and the Fury and Flowers for Algernon, The Curious Incident is a radical experiment in empathy. - The Village Voice <br> One of the strangest and most convincing characters in recent fiction. - Slate <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> At once funny and achingly sad, this thought-provoking debut may leave us wondering if our worn coping skills are really any better than Christopher's. - The News and Observer <br> Filled with humor and pain, [The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time] verges on profundity. - San Jose Mercury News <br> The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brims with imagination, empathy, and vision-plus it's a lot of fun to read. -Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season

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