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 cannot urge you enough to get this book. It gives such insight into a young man with Autism and and it's beautifully told. The best audio book I've gotten so far!
As an avid reader of only the books I like, I have truly enjoyed this book. Mark Haddon writes with such talent thru the eyes of our young hero. The story unfolds in an intriguing saga that arouses curiosity and whets the appetite for more. The last page leaves you reading the author's bio because you just aren't ready for the story to be over. Kudos to Jeff Woodman for his execellent preformance! Standing ovation.
Throws you into the main characters point of view so well and captivates you - or it do so for me. I started and finished it the same day. Great book. Reader has a British Accent to boot!
The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.
It's a little hard to listen to, given the problems of the boy protagonist. But it seems realistic, and I have a son who shared some of the traits. It was well worth it, and written in a fairly unique voice. Very expressive. The reader didn't get in the way, at all.
This was a really interesting and touching story that worked much better than I thought it was as an audiobook. The reader was excellent, and I enjoyed it immensely!
Absolutely loved it. The narrator does a fantastic job, really makes the book. I was sad to see it end, kinda hoping for a sequel.
A compelling and original story. I hated to have it end.
I had heard a good bit of hype about this book and was pleasantly surprised that it lived up to the acclaim.
This book has as much profanity as, well, reservoir dogs. Still, it has been a while since I enjoyed an English novel, in spite of its simplicity. Whether this is an accurate portrayal of ALL autistic kids or not can be debated. What it is true is that Mark Haddon created a good character who happens to be autistic.
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