The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Children's Edition

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Children's Edition

by Mark Haddon (Author)

Synopsis

Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 279
Edition: Childrens ed
Publisher: Red Fox
Published: 01 Apr 2004

ISBN 10: 0099456761
ISBN 13: 9780099456766
Children’s book age: 12+ Years

Media Reviews
A finely crafted debut ... conveys an astonishing intensity of emotion, almost Proustian in its sense of loss and regret.
-- Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)
The assurance with which Mary Lawson handles both reflection and violence makes her a writer to read and watch ... has a resonance at once witty and poignant.
--The New York Times Book Review
Crow Lake is the kind of book that keeps you reading well past midnight; you grieve when it's over. Then you start pressing it on friends.
--The Washington Post Book World
A touching meditation on the power of loyalty and loss, on the ways in which we pay our debts and settle old scores, and on what it means to love, to accept, to succeed--and to negotiate fate's obstacle courses.
--People
Lawson's tight focus on the emotional and moral effects of a drastic turn of events on a small human group has its closest contemporary analogue in the novels of Ian McEwan.
--The Toronto Star

From the Hardcover edition.


A finely crafted debut ... conveys an astonishing intensity of emotion, almost Proustian in its sense of loss and regret.
-- Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)
The assurance with which Mary Lawson handles both reflection and violence makes her a writer to read and watch ... has a resonance at once witty and poignant.
-- The New York Times Book Review
Crow Lake is the kind of book that keeps you reading well past midnight; you grieve when it' s over. Then you start pressing it on friends.
-- The Washington Post Book World
A touching meditation on the power of loyalty and loss, on the ways in which we pay our debts and settle old scores, and on what it means to love, to accept, to succeed-- and to negotiate fate' s obstacle courses.
-- People
Lawson' s tight focus on the emotional and moral effects of a drastic turn of events on a small human group has its closest contemporary analogue in the novels of Ian McEwan.
-- The Toronto Star

From the Hardcover edition.


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
Always surprising and often hilarious. -- The Globe and Mail
One of the most affecting things I've read in years . . . it's brilliant. -- The Guardian
Mark Haddon's new novel comes with glowing endorsements from Ian McEwan and Oliver Sacks . . . For once, the pundits speak the truth. -- The Economist
A stark, funny and original first novel . . . [with] one of the strangest and most convincing characters in recent fiction. -- The New York Times Book Review
A brilliant autism novel has been overdue -- and this is it! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mark Haddon shows great insight into the autistic mind, and he brings his young narrator protagonist quite wonderfully to life. I found it very moving, very plausible -- and very funny. -- Oliver Sacks, author of Uncle Tungsten
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
The Curious Incident brims with imagination, empathy, and vision -- plus it's a lot of fun to read. -- Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season
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, author of Atonement

From the Trade Paperback edition.