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by - book review I have to start by saying how hooked I was when reading this book. The plot was so tense and had me really thinking about what was going to happen. The plot was so open to interpretation (something the author mentioned in an interview), that I felt like it was all unfolding inside my head. It is a great feeling that you rarely experience whilst reading. I read this book very quickly; I was easily grabbed by it when I started reading it.
Now that I have mentioned the plot, here is a quick summary. From www.curiousbookfans.co.uk
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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? | Amaze

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? | Amaze | The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Scoop.it
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There is a video imbedded into this where a 16 year old boys discusses his life with a diagnosis of Autism. Watch the video as well as reading the material.

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The National Autistic Society | - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

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We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Quotes | GradeSaver

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time study guide contains a biography of Mark Haddon, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
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Guardian Books podcast: Mark Haddon on The Curious Incident

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Mark Haddon talks to the Guardian Review book club about the crossover bestseller which launched his career, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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By clicking play on the Podcast when it pops up on this page you can listen to a 28 minute interview with Mark Haddon where he discusses the writing of the novel, his audience, the charcters etc.

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Clive McGoun's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:51 PM

Really worth listening to if you've already read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. If you haven't yet read it ... do!

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. Its title quotes the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1892 short story "Silver Blaze". Haddon and The Curious Incident won the Whitbread Book Awards for Best Novel and Book of the Year,[1] the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book,[2] and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.[3]

The novel is narrated in the first-person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as "a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties" living in Swindon, Wiltshire. Although Christopher's condition is not stated, the book's blurb refers to Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism, or savant syndrome. In July 2009, Haddon wrote on his blog that "curious incident is not a book about asperger’s....if anything it’s a novel about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way. The book is not specifically about any specific disorder," and that he is not an expert on autism spectrum disorder or Asperger syndrome.[4]

Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy with an autistic spectrum condition, lives with his father; he explains that his mother, Judy, died two years ago. He discovers the dead body of Wellington, the neighbour's dog, speared by a garden fork. Mrs Shears, Wellington's owner, calls the police, and Christopher comes under suspicion. When a policeman touches him, he hits the policeman, and is arrested, then released with a caution. He decides to investigate the dog's death, despite his father's orders to stay out of other people's business. However, he is severely limited by his fears and difficulties when interpreting the world around him. Throughout his adventures, Christopher records his experiences in a book: a "murder mystery novel". During his investigation, Christopher meets people whom he has never before encountered, even though they live on the same street, including the elderly Mrs Alexander, who informs Christopher that his mother had an affair with Mr Shears and had been with him for a long time.


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A letter to … my husband, who has ASD

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The letter you always wanted to write (This letter from a wife to her husband with autism is very touching and brave http://t.co/Kv6dwMSSxA)
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This letter show us another insight into what it is like to live with someone with Austism Spectrum Disorder.

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Adam Langdon Talks About The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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Adam Langdon, star of 'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time' talks about the show with Bay Sunday host Kenny Choi.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, Mark Haddon's dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing...
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Themes | GradeSaver

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Characters | GradeSaver

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Twitter fiction: Mark Haddon

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The novelist and poet takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer
Life is always flashing before your eyes. Look down.

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