A new edition of this best-selling book reissued alongside five other great titles from David Fickling Books.
Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.
“In telling a painful story in the voice of a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's, Haddon broadens ordinary minds and helps to understand how they work, too.”
“A magical book. It's one of those books that makes you feel as though you have been on an emotional rollercoaster.”
Carrie Grant, Sunday Express
“Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy”
“I have never read anything quite like Mark Haddon's funny and agonizingly honest book, or encountered a narrator more vivid and memorable. I advise you to buy two copies; you won't want to lend yours out”
Arthur Golden, author of 'Memoirs of a Geisha'
“Original, moving and entertaining for adults as well as for older children”
Julia Donaldson, Daily Express
“A delightful and brilliant book. Very moving, very plausible and very funny”
“Brilliantly empathetic. Believe the hype: a brilliant, heart-warming book”
“A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read”
“Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read”
“Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant”
“A beautifully written book. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished”
“To get an idea of what The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is like, think of The Sound and the Fury crossed with The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sacks's real-life stories”
New York Times
“Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving”