The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Novel, Mystery by Mark Haddon, Simon Stephens


A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

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Sehr emotionales Werk, welches eine düstere und zutiefst depressive Geschichte erzählt, in welcher Lichtblicke stets zu ersticken versucht werden. Sehr lohnenswert. PS: Die Hörbuch Variante wurde vom Synchronsprecher Robert DeNiro's, dessen eigentlicher Name mir gerade entfallen ist, gesprochen. Ebenfalls sehr lohnenswert.

0 Responses posted in October


Ein faszinierendes Buch. Es ist interessant -- und manchmal beklemmend -- dem Hauptdarsteller und seinen Gedankengängen zu folgen. Sein größter Wert liegt meines Erachtens darin, dass es gut helfen kann, sich in Autisten hinein zu versetzen.

0 Responses posted in July


Like most McCarthy novels, he writes a dark, tense, yet realistic representation of what life can be. In this case, in a apocalyptic America. A simple, yet beautiful read. Definitely a must read.

0 Responses posted in January
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Very consequent and concentrated. Touching in parts, but still prosaic. It reads like a short story in long.

0 Responses posted in June


When I finished the book, I set it down and my first thought was "I just read a masterpiece."

0 Responses posted in December


Very well written book that touches on many topics and raises many ethical questions for the reader.

0 Responses posted in July


Ein Buch mit einer Handlung, die einfacher nicht sein könnte und dennoch so tiefgehend ist. Ein sehr sehr trauriges Buch, dessen Ende erahnt wird und dennoch schockiert. Begleitet einen Vater und seinen Sohn durch ein postapokalyptisches Land voll von Hunger, Schmerz und Gefahr - und trotz alledem einer großen Portion Hoffnung.

0 Responses posted in May
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