The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Paperback Book

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

Part of the Modern Plays series

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My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's dead dog.

It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion.

He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.

He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers.

But Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down. Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale. This edition contains some strong language and may not be suitable for all school curricula.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781408173350

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Wonderful insight into autism from an autist's perspective. You can appreciate how difficult/different life is from both side's. This has to be THE book to read for anyone wanting to work with autism or even other mental disabilities. The book gets to you

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This book will be a classic if it isn't already. The novel might be particularly useful today in light of recent attempts to curtail issues of bullying and increase tolerance among teens. Like To Kill A Mockingbird in its time, this novel attempts to create empathy for people identified as "other". Excellent book.

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