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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Paperback)
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/04/2004
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OVER TEN MILLION COPIES SOLD 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 Syndrome. 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. 'Outstanding...a stunningly good read' Observer 'Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement... Wise and bleakly funny' Ian McEwan Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099450252
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Wondrous...brilliantly inventive...dazzling. Not simply the most original novel I've read in years - it's also one of the best" * The Times *
"Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read" * Independent *
"Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant" * Guardian *
"A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read" * Time Out *
"A magical book. It's one of those books that makes you feel as though you have been on an emotional rollercoaster." * Carrie Grant, Sunday Express *
"Brilliantly empathetic. Believe the hype: a brilliant, heart-warming book" * Scotsman *
"In telling a painful story in the voice of a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's, Haddon broadens ordinary minds and helps to understand how they work, too." * Daily Telegraph *
"Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy" -- Ian McEwan
"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' *

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Lance Christopher at Uxbridge

“A book unlike any other”

Anything I say will just detract from the beauty of this book, so I'll be brief.
Buy it.

Paperback edition
19th October 2009
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“Excellent read”

A very different book, but very good read for adults and children. You really relate to the characters. Highly recommended.

Paperback edition
10th August 2014
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“I loved this!”

This is one of the BEST books I have read! Seriously BRILLIANT! I couldn't put it down - it was so exciting! Highly recommend!

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7th February 2014
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