The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Inhale this refreshingly original tale critics declare as "Flawlessly imagined" and "Moving".
However, upon gracing one's eyes upon the intricate bounty of Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", we realize that it just might be a little too early to give up on them yet.
The story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone, an autistic individual who finds a slaughtered dog on his neighbor's yard during one of his twilight walks. Being deftly able in the field of logic and mathematics, Boone's driven to scrutinize the world around for a gentle solution to a simple yearning to right an injustice.
But is he prepared to behold the consequences of discovery?
"AND THIS SHOWS THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT TO BE STUPID AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH..."
His only true affection seemed to have only been displayed towards animals...
The isolated method in which Christopher's parents could show their love towards their son was a gingerly approached touch- love being that which his father pushed to show even through his imperfect nature...
"And then there was a sound like people fighting with swords and I could feel a strong wind and a roaring started and I closed my eyes but the roaring got louder and I groaned really loudly but I couldn't block it out of my ears and I thought the little station was going to collapse or there was a big fire somewhere and I was going to die..."
-Guardian Children's Fiction Prize- 2003- Mark Haddon
-Waverton Good Read Award- 2004- Mark Haddon
-A Whitbread Book of the Year-
-A New York Times Notable Book-
So... What are readers actually saying about "The Curious Incident?"
-The Washington Post
"Disorienting and reorienting the reader to a devastating effect... [The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is] as suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle."
-Jay Mclnerney, The New York Times Book Review
"Think Huck Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, or the early chapters of David Copperfield."
"Wonderfully surreal....Heartbreaking and inspiring.... It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved by this book."
-Financial Times (London)
"A tale full of cheeky surprises and tender humor... A touching evolution."
-Milwaukee Journal sentinel