The Curious Incident...
of the dog in the Night-time
From the best selling author of "A spot of Bother"
"Siobhan also said that if you close your mouth and breathe out loudly through your nose, it can mean that you are relaxed, or that you are bored, or that you are angry, and it all depends on how much air comes out of your nose and how fast and what shape your mouth is when you do it and how you are sitting and what you said just before and hundreds of other things which are too complicated to work out in a few seconds." (Haddon 15)
When Christopher Boone finds his neighbors dog Wellington stabbed and murdered with a pitchfork, he is determined to solve this mystery like the one man he looks up to, Sherlock Holmes. But as he starts digging, he uncovers another mystery about his mother that died when he was eight, and finds a bitter, heart wrenching truth that solves both the murder and his mother, but at what cost?
Look beyond your horizons
"Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent"-The Boston Globe
The man behind the Masterpiece
Mark Haddon grew up in Northampton, England, and went to several colleges to get his degree in English. He won the WhiteBread Book of the Year Award for the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. It was written towards adults,but also won the Guardian Children's prize, a once in a lifetime award given out by a panel of children's writers. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is written in the perspective of a 15-year-old boy diagnosed with Asberger Syndrome, an autistic disorder that makes social interaction and nonverbal communication very difficult to understand.
Praise For The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time…
"Moving...Think of The Sound and the Fury and The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sack's real-life stories."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"This is an amazing novel. An amazing book."--The Dallas Morning News
"A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy."--Ian McEwan, author of Atonement