One night, he observes that the neighbor's dog has been killed, since it is not moving and has a large garden fork stuck in its body. Christopher knows this is wrong. He has never left his street on his own before, but now he'll have to in order to find out who killed the dog. What he discovers will shake the very foundation of his perfectly ordered life.
Critically acclaimed author Mark Haddon, a two-time BAFTA winner, crafts a stunning masterpiece that is funny, honest, and incredibly moving.
©2003 Mark Haddon; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
"The novel brims with touching, ironic humor. The result is an eye-opening work in a unique and compelling literary voice." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fresh and inventive." (Booklist)
"Smart, honest and wrenching....Will quickly hook you in." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent." (The Boston Globe)
I loved this book! It was so fascinating to me. You learn what it might be light to be on the autistic spectrum. There isn't much of a plot but it didn't bother me. Personally i think this book helped me deal with kids dealing with autism. You would be surprised on how many people have some sort of special needs and knowing how to cooperate and help them work to their full potential will benefit you in life.
Christian, musician (piano & guitar), singer (Aussie, NZ, Country & Gospel), love nature, animal rescue primarily dogs in my case. Love God!
Not what I expected but very interesting and well narrated. I highly recommend this book to anyone. It was a informative look into the mind of an autistic child.
I really enjoyed this story and the narrator. It's a unique story told from a unique perspective from a brilliant autistic boy and the mysteries of the world he lives in. I highly recommend it!
I did not read it, only listened.
This is a wonderfully imagined book without a false note. For quite a while, I thought it was a true story. How the author managed it, I cannot tell. The narration was also perfect.
Accurate (as far as high functioning autism is concerned), interesting and eccentric
The way Christopher sees the world around him and explains it. I have high functioning autism and I could relate to so much of what he said.
When Ed gives Christopher the puppy. Ed was so wrong in all of this but you somewhat see why he did what he did (not that most people would do that but you kind of see it in the book) and you see how he knows that he has a lot of work to do to rebuild his relationship which has been forever altered.
If you are interested in autism and in particular, about what it is like to have high functioning autism, this book is one you should read. I thought the author was autistic but learned he was a teacher of autistic pupils at one point. Still, his ability to explain why Christopher does and thinks and feels the way he does is outstanding!
I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this book as much if I were reading it. I thought the narrator was outstanding. The story was engaging and interesting, containing the right amount of realistic drama, and I enjoyed having a sense of what it is like to be in the mind of someone who is highly sensitive (other than my own). I felt it was a bit tedious at times, but that exemplifies the main character.
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