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Haddon, Mark. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, a novel.

HADDON, Mark. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, a novel. Random House, Vintage Contemporaries. 226p. c2003. 1-4000-3271-7. $12.00. SA*

To quote from the review of the audio-book in KLIATT, January 2004: This truly original and engaging story is told in the first person by Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome. An autistic-savant, Christopher is effectively imprisoned by self-imposed rules and a private logical order. Out of tune with ordinary life, he is oblivious to the crisis in his home and obsessed with finding out who killed the dog next door. Solving this mystery is only half the story and only the beginning of Christopher's journey. Award-winner Haddon reinvigorates the traditional Bildungsroman, the novel of transition from childhood to adulthood, depicting with realism the richness, the limitations and the unbearable pain of Christopher's world as Christopher experiences it. Jacqueline Edwards, Bedford, MA
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Author:Edwards, Jacqueline
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Date:Jul 1, 2004
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