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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time | Paperback

Released on 01 April 2004

Author: Mark Haddon | Format: Paperback

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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.

*Winner: 'Whitbread Book of the Year' - Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

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 TV broken? You could read this in an evening...

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This is the perfect book for somebody who doesn't read a lot. It's quick, it's easy to read, it's funny, it has the odd touching moment, it doesn't rely too much on it's audience.

There will obviously be people who will call it this, call it that, but it's smart, (which a lot of people will protest; usually those who have not had a book published themselves) and it's undeniably fun to read. Not only that, it's completely digestable in one evening, so if you, like me, are not the kind of fella to always have a book on the go, this won't take up much of your time, and you'll be glad of it at the end.

 Amazing

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Got this book for my holiday, ended up half way through it before my holiday even started so I had to order a new one. Couldn't put it down. The story is really easy to follow and exciting aswell! Read this!!!

 Really didn't like it

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People rabbit on about how it's insight into a child with asperger's mind and how clever it is and it's really not worth the hype. Haddon elaborates on everything and describes things with concrete nouns without any abstract ones and that's about it. Annoyingly, he does it with every single thing in the book, and it's all just overdone, overexaggerated, the book itself is over-rated and it just gets tiring. Completely lost interest in it, I'm bored from just talking about it.
(And before you jump to conclusions, it's not just because it was a book, I do actually read a lot, but this, in my opinion, just isn't very good.)

 Brilliantly enlightening

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I really think that everyone should read this book. It gives such a real view into how the things we take for granted can be so difficult for people around us to accept.

A brilliant book.

 One of my favourites

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I don't read as much as I used to, but I can still thoroughly enjoy this book when I read it again. It's amazing how Mark Haddon can understand how Christopher's mind might work, and the way in which it is written makes it an easy read, only unsuitable for younger readers due to strong language.

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AuthorMark Haddon
PublisherRandom House Children's Books (UK)
Year2004
ISBN9780099456766
Formatpaperback - 279 Pages