The 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.

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, a form of autism. 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.

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
Always surprising and often hilarious. -- The Globe and Mail
One of the most affecting things I've read in years . . . it's brilliant. -- The Guardian
Mark Haddon's new novel comes with glowing endorsements from Ian McEwan and Oliver Sacks . . . For once, the pundits speak the truth. -- The Economist
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
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
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
The Curious Incident brims with imagination, empathy, and vision -- plus it's a lot of fun to read. -- Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season
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

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author:
Mark Haddon
Format:
Paperback

Average customer rating:

  (view reviews)

Delivery time :
Country of origin: South Africa Dispatched within 7 working days depending on supplier
Ships from :
kalahari.com

Now:
R153
eBucks:
eB1 530
Discovery Miles:
1 530

Description

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.

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, a form of autism. 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.

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
Always surprising and often hilarious. -- The Globe and Mail
One of the most affecting things I've read in years . . . it's brilliant. -- The Guardian
Mark Haddon's new novel comes with glowing endorsements from Ian McEwan and Oliver Sacks . . . For once, the pundits speak the truth. -- The Economist
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
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
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
The Curious Incident brims with imagination, empathy, and vision -- plus it's a lot of fun to read. -- Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season
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

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product details

Author:
Mark Haddon
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
ISBN:
9780099450252
Audience:
General
Pages:
271
Width (mm):
127
Length (mm):
195
Additional Info:
Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. He lives in Oxford.
Awards:
Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2003.
Weight (g):
272

Customer reviews

Rate or write a review for this product

A breath of fresh air

A simple yet exquisite story. Easy to read, difficult to put down… This book didn't win a prize for nothing, effortless reading.

Look for Similar Items by Category

Your Recent History