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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time( Series - Vintage Contemporaries ) Later printing Edition

Author: Mark Haddon
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Language: English
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. Routine, order and predictability shelter him from the messy, wider world. Then, at fifteen, Christopher?s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor?s dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.

Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents? marriage. As he tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, we are drawn into the workings of Christopher?s mind.

And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon?s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotion. The effect is dazzling, making for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing is a mind that perceives the world literally.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Tim
e is one of the freshest debuts in years: a comedy, a heartbreaker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.


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Author Mark Haddon
Book Details
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint Vintage
Publication Year 2004
ISBN-13 9781400032716
ISBN-10 1400032717
Language English
Edition Later printing
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 240 Pages
Dimensions
Width 5.28 inch
Height 0.65 inch
Weight 259 g
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A book I found interesting was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. It was different to many other books I've read because it was written from an Autistic persons point of view. In this book, a 15 year old, Autistic boy called Christopher. In the book, Christopher sets out to uncover the mystery of who killed the neighbour's dog, Wellington. While Christopher is trying to figure that out, he finds some letters written from his mother -after she died. Christopher then tries to find out what happened to his mother and who killed Wellington. And is shocked when the... ()

A book I found interesting was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. It was different to many other books I've read because it was written from an Autistic persons point of view. In this book, a 15 year old, Autistic boy called Christopher. In the book, Christopher sets out to uncover the mystery of who killed the neighbour's dog, Wellington. While Christopher is trying to figure that out, he finds some letters written from his mother -after she died. Christopher then tries to find out what happened to his mother and who killed Wellington. And is shocked when the...
A book I found interesting was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. It was different to many other books I've read because it was written from an Autistic persons point of view. In this book, a 15 year old, Autistic boy called Christopher. In the book, Christopher sets out to uncover the mystery of who killed the neighbour's dog, Wellington. While Christopher is trying to figure that out, he finds some letters written from his mother -after she died. Christopher then tries to find out what happened to his mother and who killed Wellington. And is shocked when the pieces all fit together and he finds out that his father killed Wellington and lied to Christopher about his mum.

My favourite character was Christopher. This is because he is brave. Christopher steps out of his comfort zone to ask questions to people he has never met before. He also uses this newfound confidence to travel to London to see his mum. Christopher is not used to talking to people he doesn't know and doing new things. This is because he has Asperger's Syndrome. This means he likes things to be in order and accurate. He struggles with talking to people because he feels uncomfortable around other people. I don't think I am very good at trying new things. I like to stick to what I am used to. I think it is very important to try new things because if you don't try new things you will not learn and get new experiences and you will have limited choices of what to do. Christopher teaches you that sometimes trying new things can be very important because you will be missing out on important information or experiences that could make things a lot easier for you.

One thing I didn't like about the book was that it was very direct. Because Christopher was Autistic, he described things with lots of detail, which made the book a little bit boring. A writing technique that I have learned at school is to 'show, not tell' but Christopher does not do this. It makes the book quite boring because there is not much for you to guess or wonder about. Christopher describes things that are not important and it makes me feel like skipping parts of the books because nothing exciting is happening. In the exciting parts, Christopher makes it seem as if it is not that exciting because he describes these experiences just like he describes everything else. He never tells us how he is feeling so we cannot understand whether Christopher is afraid or bored or excited. He also describes most of what he sees in pictures rather than words.

I would not recommend this book to anyone because I feel that it is missing excitement. I picked up the book and even on the first chapter I did not want to finish the book. The chapters were all the same and had the same types of words and sentences. I finished the book because I was using it in my drama exam, but by the end of the book I was still not satisfied. Although the book was different, it was lacking emotion and it sounded like a robot wrote it.

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