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 thoroughly enjoyed this book. The perspective of the autistic narrator was captivating- though rigid and unfeeling, Christopher was still a very likeable character. The story was heartbreaking and so plausible. It really illustrated both the challenges and rewards of raising a differently-abled child and why the instinct to protect them can be so fierce. The conflicts in the story brought me to tears a few times as well. Great listen!
The audible reader was also fantastic!
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.
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