The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon

  • Release Date: 2004-05-18
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 905 Ratings

Description

   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. And he detests the color yellow.
    This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • This book is amazing

    5
    By Caseylayne8
    This book was amazing. 10/10 recommend to anyone who is looking for a book to open there eyes and make them think a little differently than normal which I surely did thanks to Mark Haddon's amazing representation of Christopher.
  • The curious incident of the night time dog

    5
    By Little red fern
    It was great and pretty interesting
  • Recommend

    5
    By Pvzluva
    Great book! It makes you reflect on family relationships, and brings a whole new understanding to how young adults with high functioning autism see the world.
  • Amazing

    4
    By Jackylynn_skye
    Honestly I got this book given to me for a school project I thought it would be boring and uninteresting by the title but when I got to reading o couldn't put it down 😌😌
  • Amazing

    5
    By Drinaldi
    The author did an incredible job! I really enjoyed this novel.
  • Not my favorite

    2
    By Kimster4768
    I wasn't a huge fan of the book. The author would skew into some other topic in a paragraph, and it was kind of hard to follow. I understand that it from an Autistic point of view but it was just kinda hard to understand what the heck they were talking about in some parts. I found the plot a bit boring too. This book was a little too weird for me. I think "thinkers",and those who enjoy weird and unique books would like this one.
  • Haddon, Mark. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Knopf

    5
    By Alex04131994
    Appallingly ! I've read the book about my son . I've understood how difficult is his life !
  • My Name is Serenity B.

    5
    By Indigo💙
    This is my all-time favorite book. I am a mere age of thirteen years, and have read this book eight and a half times. Not all love it, but I as an individual have gotten lost in the story multiple times.
  • A different world

    5
    By Sfcrowley@earthlink
    A gentle take on a totally different way to see the world. Deeply compassionate.
  • Unexpessible in Words

    3
    By Ladyoftheinternet
    There seems to be no way that I can truly describe how I feel about this book. I hate it. I absolute despise this book. But the way it is written is so different than any book I've ever read that I love the style but would never tolerate it on any book ever. It was a good read and I couldn't put it down, but I really hated it. Christopher is obviously mentally handicapped and an absolute lunatic. I did not enjoy reading a story from the point of view of an antisocial maniac who's favorite dream is one of people dying, but the story itself was enthralling but predicable. Once you learn what really happens it was easy to deduce who actually killed Wellington, and the rest of the book after that felt rushed and unplanned while the whole rest of the book was at a steady pace. The end of the book felt like it was written with a one day deadline, which made the experience end on a very dissatisfying note.