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

Author: Mark Haddon | Format: Paperback

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  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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Great book. Well written. Even if you have no interest in aspergers, this book is a lovely read, and gives you great insight into the world of someone suffering from this illness.

  Ingenious!

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This book should not be underestimated. Mark Haddon is one clever writer...the book appears simplistic but is told from the point of view of a troubled teenager with Asperger's syndrome. As a mum of a boy with Aspergers myself, this gave me a fantastic insight into their mind and behaviour patterns and being written by an author who does not have the condition himself, is astonishingly clever and appears deceptively simple-but it is supposed to be!
Brilliant, heartwarming and for me, also very sad.

  Interesting

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I suppose this book was interesting because it takes you into the mind of a boy suffering from Asperge's Syndrome.
I would say the storyline is very weak however, you wait for a bombshell that never happens.

  Unexpectedly brilliant

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Was told this book was wonderful and ill do good reading it. They were correct, it is a loving tale and gripped me from begining to end. I can only hope we have more like this from Mr Haddon in the future.

  Brilliant read

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This book is fabulous. It gives a far better insight into Aspergers than any training course. Was funny and sad and entertaining.

  Short but compelling read

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I brought this book offhand not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised because this book is brilliant. The curious incident of a dog in the night-time is a compelling and insightful look into the world of a boy with Asperger syndrome. The story is told in first person narration taking you on a personal journey, full of twist and turns. The book is moving, funny, bewildering at times and eye opening but most importantly a great read. It's an easy read not a strain on the brain, perfect for a lazy afternoon. I finished it in a couple of hours.

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  Brilliant

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"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is one of the best books that I have ever read.
Mark Haddon's observations of a Boy with Aspergers Syndrome are very realistic and eye-opening. I was sad to see the back of it.
I would highly recommend this to anyone. "Curious Incident.." reveals to us the brilliance of Mark Haddon's writing. It's a touching, eye-opening and often very funny book. A must have.

-Dan Henry

  TV broken? You could read this in less than 3 hours...

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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.

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  The perfect book for a long journey

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This isn't epic literature or anything but it is an absorbing read in an easy style. Empathising with the Narrator is simple, if not inevitable. It's a unique perspective well told. The sort of read you want as punctuation after reading a longer, heavier tome just to refresh your brain.
It is concise and the chapters rather run into each other, especially the early ones, making it unputdownable. It may not change your life but it will certainly influence a couple of weeks of it. I will read this book again.