A mystery. • A fifteen year old boy with a unique perspective. • A large black poodle. Dead. • A cop who gets punched. • A stack of disturbing letters. • A scary trip to London.
If any of these things sound interesting, you will really like . . . The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time By Mark Haddon
The story is written in the first-person perspective of Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as "a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties.” When he discovers the neighbor’s poodle, Wellington, with a pitchfork sticking out of his side and quite dead, Christopher decides that he will investigate the murder. As the case progresses Christopher deals with his particular difficulties (living with an Autism-spectrum disorder) and discovers some shocking information along the way.
This is a unique and complex mystery that will keep you guessing • It will leave you thinking – possibly even seeing the world in a different way entirely! “Most murders are committed by someone who is known to the victim. In fact, you are most likely to be murdered by a member of your own family on Christmas day.” - Christopher John Francis Boone
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has won over 17 awards, including: • 2004 BoekePrize • 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year • Guardian Children's Fiction Prize • The Booktrust Teenage Fiction Award • Notable Book nod from The New York Times • LA Times First Fiction Award • Commonwealth Writers' Prize Overall Best First Book
Some Facts About the Author:• Mark Haddon is an English novelist and poet, best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, published in 2003.•He has also written over 20 children’s books since 1987 (mostly self-illustrated) and several adult novels.•He currently lives with his wife, Dr. SosEltis, and their two young sons in Oxford, England.
References: http://www.markhaddon.com/ http://libguides.iwu.edu/curiousincident http://www.powells.com/blog/interviews/the-curiously-irresistible-literary-debut-of-mark-haddon-by-dave/