The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

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By Mark Haddon

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Christopher Boone is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. 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.

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22 Jul 2018

I really enjoyed reading this mystery novel and hearing a story from a child's imaginative perspective(:

26 Jun 2017

This is an amazing book to read and it really makes you relize how wonderful the world you live in is. Caution: it has alot of swear words in it.

24 May 2017

incredible book great story line and the whole book is great

16 May 2017

This is a great book - a thoughtful look at a boy living with autism.

13 Apr 2016

Christopher is inspiring because he has autism and successfully reveals the murder of the dog. He shows how being different can be brilliant.

02 Jul 2015

its a perfect book and is full of funny things that I enjoyed and I know most teens will also enjoy this

16 May 2015

Really good read, clever how the author has written it. Gives you an insight of a child growing up with autism.

23 Apr 2015

I did really enjoy this book, it was extremely funny and I very much enjoyed reading it as part of the book club at school. Mark Haddon has written one of the best children's murder mystery novels of all time. I very much like how the narrator is someone my age and the author has written in the style which a young person would.
It is a superbly realised book which has both the saddest and funnies moments, and the book is such an rewarding read.
Of course my favourite character is Christopher, he is the main character and is both the narrator and the detective. And he will do anything to find the truth, which i think is very important.

20 Apr 2015

A brilliant book that helps others to understand the working of an Autistic mind. A true adventure of discovery and growing-up. A must read for anyone.
This has to be one of my favourite books, it appeals to all ages.

12 Feb 2015

I really enjoyed this book and read it in just one weekend. It was a good mixture of serious subject matter along with humour. It was a book I had been meaning to read and I'm glad I have. I found the ending quite emotional - in a good way.
Now looking forward to seeing the stage show.

12 Feb 2015

A book read in our work reading group.
An interesting main character who is autistic and it's written from his perspective.
An easy read which we're now following up with by seeing the Theatre production.

23 Jan 2015

This book was a beautiful take on a difficult condition. I love the way in which it was told, and how the author really got us to know the details of the main characters autism.
I would definitely recommend this book, not only for the great portrayal of autism, but also for the good story.

13 Jan 2015

As an SEN worker, reading from the perspective of a teenager with autism was not only fascinating, but beneficial for my understanding of the condition for work.

04 Jan 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is set in England, and presented through the narration of a 15 year old, autistic boy, named Christopher Boone. The story starts, when he finds his neighbours dog, dead in the garden, and decides to go investigate what has happened. Throughout the investigation, his detective work, is often challenged with his autism, but he continues through it. I enjoyed this book, as it is an interesting read, which can be read in short parts at a time.

30 Aug 2014

Its a mix of scary and funny and it got me thinking

20 Aug 2014


18 Aug 2014

This book is full of maths and rather told in a 15 year old teenagers point of view. He has Asperger's syndrome and that is a type of autism. He decides to do some detective work to discover the curious dog murder. And throughout the book quite some serious and curious things happen indeed.

26 Jul 2014

Christopher is autistic. He has a variety of strange habits: like hating yellow and brown and being touched. His life carries on as normal until he finds Wellington , the neighbours dog , dead, killed with a fork. Suddenly, he turns detective: and when he solves the mystery , he finds out a shocking piece of information...

24 Jun 2014

It's really good but funny and sad at the same time it's about a boy with a syndrome and he decides to write a book about a dog but it isn't just about the dog it's about his everyday life as well

24 Jun 2014

Its quite a nicely written book but the story line is a bit nasty. And the main character talks and talks talks and talks talks and talks for ages its boring after a while.

24 Jun 2014

a great read
best book ive read

23 Jun 2014

No words can describe this book, no words are good enough for it! People around me got very annoyed with my constant OMGs and I couldn't even stop reading to have dinner! BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT!

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