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Winner of multiple awards including Book of the Year, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time tells the story of a 15 year old autistic boy who discovers the body of his neighbour’s dog in the garden, apparently killed by someone, and then sets about trying to solve the crime.

Summary Of The Book

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is set in Swindon, Wiltshire, and is narrated in the first person by its young protagonist, Christopher John Francis Boone, a fifteen year old boy who suffers from a form of autism, and lives with his father, Ed Boone. He mentions that his father once told him that his mother, Judy, had died of a heart attack a couple of years ago.

Christopher’s condition often leaves him with behavioural difficulties. He does, however, remain keenly interested in two things, Mathematics and Sherlock Holmes detective novels.

One day, Christopher makes a gruesome discovery in his neighbour Mrs. Shear’s garden. He finds her pet dog, a black poodle named Wellington, laying dead, with a garden fork stabbed right through him. As the police are called in to investigate the dog’s death, suspicion falls on Christopher.

Christopher takes it upon himself to solve the mystery of the dog’s death. Despite his father’s warnings, ordering him not to interfere with matters not concerning him, he starts off his own investigation, maintaining his notes in a book he calls a murder mystery novel. Although limited by his condition that presents some difficulties interpreting things and people around him, Christopher, in the process of solving this case, meets many people who provide him with information that not only helps him find out who killed the dog, but also uncovers some answers to hidden truths of his own.

Mark Haddon's novel of a young boy’s self-discovery, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was very well received, and went on to be picked for the coveted Whitbread awards for Book of the Year and Best Novel, as well as the Commonwealth Award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

About Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is a British poet, illustrator, screenplay writer, and award-winning novelist.

He has written many novels including Gilbert’s Gobstopper, Agent Z And The Penguin From Mars, Secret Agent Handbook, The Ice Bear’s Cave, and Ocean Star Express.

Mark Haddon was born on 26 September, 1962. He studied at Uppingham School, and went on to study English at Merton College, Oxford. At the start of his career, he dabbled in many different occupations. He worked as an illustrator and cartoonist with magazines, working with people with disabilities and painting abstract art. Primarily a writer of children’s books, he self-illustrates many of his books. He currently lives in Oxford, with his wife and two sons.

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Author Mark Haddon
Book Details
Publisher David Fickling Books (PB)
Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13 9781849920414
ISBN-10 1849920419
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 288 Pages
Additional Features
Age Group 9 - 12 Years
Dimensions
Width 5.00 inch
Height 0.80 inch
Weight 204 g
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07 May 12
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Curiously hilarious!

The synopsis of this book interested me and I bought it and so I can say that I got more than what I had thought.I had expected this book to be a mystery like Agatha Christie or Hardy Boys since it talked about a boy playing detective but I was in for a surprise and a welcomed one at that.
This book not only brings us abreast with the complicated yet in a way very simple working of the brain of an autistic child, but it also brings out the true colors of human beings, which by the way we are all familiar with, still affects us in an unwonted manner.
By the time I had finished reading this book I was so impressed with the observations and innocent judgements of the protagonist that, I dare say, I had started cursing my normality and my non-autism!
I could conclude with a word which will be most suited-hilarious and I shall recommend readers to go ahead and indulge in this fine specimen.

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17 June 11
Where there is Only black or white, with no shades of grey

One of the most catchy and unique way of depicting the story through eyes of a kid, for whom everything is either right or wrong, or good and bad, or full or empty. At times you feel the boy's observations are getting on your nerves, but at times, your heart goes out to his innocence and helplessness.
Worth a read, and once you finish it, you might want to read it all over again, just to re-live all the moments with Christopher, whom you'd have fallen in love with, by then.

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04 December 11
Deceptive text that blends humour with serious metaphysical issues

I've gone thru this book and found it extremely interesting particularly bcoz of d peculiar thinking of the autistic boy Christopher and the philosophical questions slyly raised thru d story. A math prodigy, Christopher lives in his makebelief world and gets disappointed at every step as he tries to understand d outer world. Christopher thinks in images and this thought process is conveyed thru d numerous photographs, diagrams and charts inserted into the text (which is a postmodern trait). The inefficacy of language to convey our thoughts is highlighted thru various events in d story. Christopher Boone tries to be a detective and goes out in search of d murderer of Wellington, a dog, in Holmesian fashion. This novel is anti-detective and postmodern in attitude. It provides enjoyable content both to d young and d adult. Hence it is highly recommended to readers who want to laugh their bellies out as well as to researchers.

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25 October 12
This book is unlike anything I have read, so far...

This book is unlike anything I have read, so far...

It had won many awards like WHITBREAD BOOK OF THE YEAR, GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE, BOOK TRUST TEENAGE FICTION AWARD, etc. But the 'children' part troubled me a bit. I was not going to read a children's book. But there something, perhaps the name of the books, which provoked me to read it. So I started it and it was very hard to put the book down...

At first, this book gives the impression of a mystery story. But it is anything but mystery novel.

The novel doesn't follows a particular flow. The story is random and there is nothing particular to point out from the whole story, except for it is very informative. I mean to say it contains a lot of knowledge. The kid in the story is very weird, but the story is very interesting...

Dont mistake it to be a children's book. Entertains everyone, of every age group, equally...

Weird and interesting, at the same time...

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01 July 13
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A Good Read.

This book is about a boy Christopher, who has Asperger's Syndrome, trying to solve a mystery surrounding the death of his neighbhor's dog, Wellington.

He is a Mathematic Genius and also interested in Astronomy. Some may feel the book is very childish and is a teenage-book. It is indeed a teenage-book. But I'm sure Whitbread Book Awards' Jury, if I can call them Jury, is not a bunch of teenagers to give this novel - The Best Novel of The Year award.

You may read some reviews where they say the writing style is 'very childish'. Of course it will be. You will know once you read the book.

Definitely worth reading. And I would recommend it. It won't take more than 2 hours to finish this book.

Apart from that, I would give -

Print Quality - 4/5
Paper Quality - 4/5
Story - 4/5 ( 4 because, some parts in the book get boring)

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Sweet

This book is not sugary sweet, but it's sweet as it is written from the perspective of a child. An autistic child, actually. Ta...

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I finished the book in a single read. Christoper is a rare character who is honest, yet hilarious. If you are a grammar nazi do...

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A Good Read.

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Funniest book I have ever read....Truly crazy

Read this book sometime back and I still remember how much I liked it. Easily one of the funniest book with super touch of humo...

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