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)
Working with children with autism, this book brings a clarity to the thought processes, sensory issues, and interaction all patterns I see every day. Mark Haddon's straight forward storytelling brings out the humor of every day trials and makes the story very accessible. Finished it in one afternoon!
This was a wonderful book. It was written and read like someone who was also challenged. It made you know everything and feel every thing he did. What a heart warming book. It also shows how difficult it is to raise a child with special needs.
To see life from a different perspective is a great insight. It is a fun way to do it, a light captivating story which holds your attention. It's a great book.
One of the most enjoyable books I've encountered in a while. An informative glimpse into the world through different eyes, with all the elements of great story. Grabbed for my mp3 player at every free moment to keep this story going.
Very much. Like another book, Room, having a point of view from a person who thinks (processes things) differently than most of us pulls you in so deep that you just have to keep listening. I went from interested, to devoted, to afraid, to proud of the main character.
I liked Shoivan because she treated Christopher plainly, yet she didn't lie. Oh, how I wish I could break down hugely difficult things into easily understandable words.
I have not. He reads for books that I happen to read rather than imbibe the audio version
Yes. Not to give any story away, but train hallways often overwhelm me because of the echo and compression of loud noises. I wanted to hug that character close.
Looking through Christopher's eyes was a great way to go through the story. The narrator was perfect for this book.
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