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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2003



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'The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog.'
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator,
is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about math and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colors 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 neighbor's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
2003
A fantastically unusual detective story written from the perspective of an autistic boy.
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