The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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The midnight dog's curious incident is a novel that doesn't look like any other. Praised with enthusiasm by consecrated authors such as Oliver Sacks and Ian McEwan, it has deserved the massive approval of readers in all the countries where it has been published, as well as awards such as the Whitbre... ad Award and the Commonwealth Award for Best First Book. His protagonist, Christopher Boone, is one of the most original that has emerged in the international narrative panorama in recent years, and is destined to become a universal literary hero of the stature of Oliver Twist and Holden Caulfield. At the age of fifteen, Christopher knows the capitals of all the countries of the world, can explain the theory of relativity and recite the prime numbers up to 7.507, but he struggles to relate to other human beings. He likes lists, schemes, and truth, but he hates yellow, brown, and physical contact. Although he has never left the corner shop alone, the night a neighbor's dog appears crossed by a horcony, Christopher decides to start the search for the guilty. Emulating his admired Sherlock Holmes — the detective model obsessed with the analysis of the facts — his investigations will lead him to question the common sense of the adults surrounding him and unveil some family secrets that will set his orderly and secure world upside down.

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Mother used to say it meant Christopher was a nice name because it was a story about being kind and helpful, but I do not want my name to mean a story about being kind and helpful. I want my name to mean me.

And then I thought that I had to be like Sherlock Holmes and I had to detach my mind at will to a remarkable degree so that I did not notice how much it was hurting inside my head.

And people who believe in God think God has put human beings on earth because they think human beings are the best animal, but human beings are just an animal and they will evolve into another animal, and that animal will be cleverer and it will put human beings into a zoo, like we put chimpanzees and gorillas into a zoo. Or human beings will all catch a disease and die out or they will make too much pollution and kill themselves, and then there will only be insects in the world and they will be the best animal.

And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery…and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything.

And when the universe has finished exploding all the stars will slow down, like a ball that has been thrown into the air, and they will come to a halt and they will all begin to fall towards the centre of the universe again. And then there will be nothing to stop us seeing all the stars in the world because they will all be moving towards us, gradually faster and faster, and we will know that the world is going to end soon because when we look up into the sky at night there will be no darkness, just the blazing light of billions and billions of stars, all falling.

Then he asked if I didn’t like things changing. And I said I wouldn’t mind things changing if I became an astronaut, for example, which is one of the biggest changes you can imagine, apart from becoming a girl or dying.

Reviews of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

A kind of Holden Caulfield who speaks bravely and winningly from inside the sorrows of autism: wonderful, simple, easy, moving, and likely to be a smash.

Mark Haddon's stark, funny and original first novel, ''The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,'' is presented as a detective story. But it eschews most of the furnishings of high-literary enterprise as well as the conventions of genre, disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.

As well as being a great story the book made me realise how people with Asperger's experience the world, so I now have more understanding of them. I would highly recommend this book and give it 10 out of 10.

I recommend this book for mid to older teens and I give this book a high recommendation; if you want a unique read that is bound to draw on your every emotion and take you on a very different journey to any other novel that you have delved into, then give it a chance.

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