The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by Mark Haddon which tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy with autism trying to figure out who killed the neighbor's dog.
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  • Marilyn Howell
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a great therapy book for those with autism."
  • Margaret Henderson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Mark Haddon describes very well the mind of an autistic child. It is a story that is more about the way the autistic mind needs to make the terrifying world concrete in order to exist within it than it is about the a detective story but it is intriguing and a good read. Topic fits. "
    Tammy Wheeler
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book was absolutely captivating. I found myself identifying with the main character, who is an autistic boy. His thought process was so well-written. I re-read this book a few times a year."
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  • Jose Weaver
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I wanted to find a great new book to read. It was important that it would be somewhat different, as I need to vary my entire collection. If you like books with unreliable narrators, check out The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This was well written, flowed perfectly, and came across as very authentic."
  • Mary Carroll
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "A great read for all, with a powerful story about autism. Does contain some dark humor, but not much. Can be a bit hard to follow at times because of the perspective it is written from. "
  • Crystal Grant
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one of the best novels featuring someone with special needs directed at a young adult audience. The main character is a young boy that struggles with autism and sometimes the problems that come with the it. It's a tough story to read but one with a lesson that we all can learn from."
    Mark Richardson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A writer's foray into what the world of autism may look and feel like to one who has it. The author uses an interesting story to tell the tale. It is worth reading just to experience this take on autism and how the inner world of one who has it may feel like."
  • Dylan Wells
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is more a poignant read than a book to make you laugh. It's beautifully written through the eyes of a 15 year old autistic boy. A perfect book for someone who has special needs. Everyone can relate to the simple story line. it has the usual highs and lows."
  • Arturo Vargas
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "The product of the glass is nice"
  • Patricia Morgan
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This was an interesting book, because it was nothing like what I thought the book was going to be, judging by the title and the cover. I thought it was going to be a little strange story in a dog perspective, but I was wrong. The book was very enjoyable though, and I liked it."
  • Tiffany Snyder
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A quick, fun and mysterious read. The writing isn't great but it was definitely an entertaining light read. Not sure I would recommend or read again. "
  • Arthur Johnson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The book on the amazon page is pretty great. Like very popular and well known. However it does not cover the topic very well, or at all. The topic asks for psychology and therapy books and one would assume the solution would be some sort of self help or educational text. However it provided a solution that is just a novel, very irrelevant solution unfortunately."
  • Jenny Chang
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to my little ones. I know they like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a lot. I am aware that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the best fiction book about Autism or Asperger's Syndrome."
  • Nathan Shaw
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Good solution. 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon, nearly 4000 reviews."
  • Patricia Bradley
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "i like the psychological fiction books because it is the best book the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is my best part"
  • David Price
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is an amazing novel. An amazing book."
  • Raymond Hawkins
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I'm so glad I stumbled across this suggestion as I was looking for math related books. Although Math is a sub theme of the book rather than the main focal point it is such a terrific read about a boy with autism who overcomes his disability to solve a mystery."
  • Arturo Mata
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book it quite unique in its storyline. While it seems like a sad piece of work it really hits home and is heartwarming in the fact that someone at such a young age would take on such a task. I was pleasantly surprised how the book turned when I was skeptical at first. "
  • Gilberto Alvarado
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is a great read for those who might have mental issues of some degree but feel they're still capable as other, if not better, at doing their own research to a crime or wrong doing. "
  • Gerardo Chávez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a very interesting book. It tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is a 15-year old with autism. He is trying to figure out who killed the neighbor's dog. "
  • Aaron Murray
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "It's very hard to say what would appeal to the INTJ personality. THE MBTI is almost like astrology dolled up in modern psychology. Sure, there is some truth behind the inventory but overall it's very vague and general. With that said, this book is highly acclaimed and received many plaudits. I think any intelligent person would fine this book to be a fine read. "
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  • Kevin Ford
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This was a fun little book, it touches on some topics people might not like to talk about such as religion as well as atheism but outside of that I found it quite good. It's a mystery book that is really well written with a lot to offer both young reads and people who have read a lot. If you're looking to kill some time and like mystery books give it a shot."
  • Grace Thompson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Well written and easy to get warmed up to this character with all his quirks. He tries to find out what happened to the dog, and his quirky behavior takes him on this journey. It was endearing to read about this character and how he dealt with others. It gave a glimpse into what people like that deal with."
  • Jesse Tucker
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The main character of the story is such a good rendition of the typical autistic boy. Haddon really pulls out the nuances of autism and embodies them in the Christopher character. This is a must read for all parents wanting to understand more about the autistic condition and a great murder-mystery for anyone who loves the genre."
  • Lisa Henderson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Weird cover, but i like it. A friend recommended a few weeks ago and i got it. I got lost in the book and read it in a couple of days. The author does a good job describing every single detail of it. Highly recommend this book. "
  • Jessica Burns
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Lots of people end up reading this book through a school project. The book has great ratings and a good story line. I definitely would read this book."
  • Chirag Verma
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a really interesting take on the mystery genre. I was looking for something different from the usual "gritty, no nonsense detective solves murder" story, and I found that here in spades. I absolutely loved this book and plan on reading it again."
  • Alan Burton
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This book took me by surprise and kept me hooked from the very beginning. A singular achievement, it has become one of my favorites, I think and I find myself wanting to read it again, soon. Well worth your time and effort!"
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  • Austin George
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A murder mystery by Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' is an amazing read. Told from the perspective of an autistic boy, this story delves into his life and struggle to understand human emotions. written in the first-person, this fantastic book it sure to grab your attention and offer you a ray of hope."
  • Russell Robinson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A very interesting story.A great mystery novel, dealing with a very topical subject."
  • Jeremy Stevens
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If you are looking for a fiction written by a UK author, check out The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It is very well written and the story will suck you in."
  • Harold Day
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "This book aimed at younger readers has won a number of awards and has many satisfied customers. I think it's great that so many more people understand something about autism, and this book helps in that regard. Anything that gets more young people to be more understanding of those that are different is a public service in my opinion."
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