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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
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"Stunning!"
5 stars"

I was amazed by Mark Haddon. Just the way he wrote it with so much style, making me feel exactly what the boy had been feeling. It's a truly amazing book and have read it so many times. I reccomend to kids aged 13+ and give it a 10/10!

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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.

Accolades

British Children's Book of Year Winner 2004.
Winner Whitbread Prize (Book of the Year) 2003.
Winner Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2003.
Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2003.

Reviews

“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

“One of the most affecting things I’ve read in years . . . it’s brilliant.” -- The Guardian

“Extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny. . . . It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book.” -Financial Times, London

"This is an amazing novel. An amazing book." -The Dallas Morning News

“Beautifully written. . . . Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished.” -The Daily Telegraph

“Moving. . . . Think of The Sound and the Fury crossed with The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sacks’s real-life stories.” -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Superb. . . . Bits of wisdom fairly leap off the page.” -Newsday

“Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect. . . . As suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle.” -Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review

“Full of whimsical surprises and tender humor.” -People

"Outstanding. . . . A stunningly good read." -The Independent

“Engrossing . . . flawlessly imagined and deeply affecting.” -Time Out New York

“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

"A murder mystery, a road atlas, a postmodern canvas of modern sensory overload, a coming-of-age journal and lastly a really affecting look at the grainy inconsistency of parental and romantic love and its failures. . . . In this striking first novel, Mark Haddon is both clever and observant, and the effect is vastly affecting." -The Washington Post

Author Biography

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. He lives in Oxford.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2004
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Childrens ed
Imprint
Red Fox
Pages
288
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780099456766
Product ID
1653863

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