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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeis Mark Haddon's first novel written for adults, though the book does appeal to a younger audience. The story is told through the perspective of an intelligent fifteen-year-old boy with autism who includes a variety of clever visuals to enhance his narrative. But Haddon says the novel is not simply a...
Born in Northampton, England, in 1962, Mark Haddon made a successful career out of writing children's books before publishing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. In 1981, after receiving a bachelor's degree in English from Merton College, Oxford, Haddon held a variety of jobs, including several volunteer positions in which he helped ...
Chapter 1: 2
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timebegins with Christopher John Francis Boone finding Wellington, his next-door neighbor's black poodle, murdered. The dog is fatally stabbed with a garden fork and left on the lawn in front of Mrs. Shears's house. Christopher discovers the dog and wonders why someone wanted to kill him.
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Christopher digresses from the murder to introduce himself to the reader. He also talks about how his teacher Siobhan showed him, through a series of smiley faces, the way to read other people's expressions and emotions. Sometimes Christopher cannot tell what pepole are thinking, even with Siobhan's helpful drawings. In that case, he simply walks away from them.
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Christopher takes the reader back to the murder. He removes the fork from Wellington and holds the dog close. Mrs. Shears catches him in this compromising position and demands to know what he did to her dog. Christopher does not like her shouting and curls into a ball on the lawn to calm himself down.
Mrs. Alexander lives at Number 39 Randolph Street. Christopher first meets her as she is trimming her front hedge. She invites Christopher over for biscuits and tea, but he leaves before she can return with the treats because he does not know her well enough and becomes nervous. Christopher meets Mrs. Alexander for the second time at the grocery at the end of his street. He asks her questions to further investigate Wellington's murder. She tells Christopher about his mother's relationship wit...
Christopher John Francis Boone
Fifteen-year-old Christopher narrates The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time from a first-person point of view. Christopher is autistic, logical, and highly intelligent, and he decides to solve the murder of Wellington, the dog owned by Mrs. Shears, his next-door neighbor. Christopher only likes people who tell the truth. He knows all the world capitals and every prime numberup to 7,057. His dislike for the colors yellow and brown sometimes sours his mood. He is interested in astro...
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timewas released as an unabridged audiobook by Recorded Books in 2003. It is narrated by Jeff Woodman. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timewas released as an abridged audiobook by Random House in 2004. It is narrated by Ben Tibber and available as a CD or audiocassette.
Throughout the novel, Christopher Boone emphasizes his inability to tell anything but the truth. "I do not tell lies," he says in Chapter 12:37. "I can't tell lies." The conflict in the book comes from Christopher's desperate attempt to make sense of his father's lies. After Christopher finds letters from his mother in his father's bedroom cupboard, he realizes his father did not tell him the truth about his mother's supposed heart attack. As his father tries to explain that he was only prote...
Attention to Detail
Although autism causes Christopher Boone to meticulously note every detail of the world around him with fervent need, the careful attention prompts the reader to examine his own surroundings more closely. Christopher's keen eye and precise plans may appear obsessive-compulsive, yet they teach the reader an important and positive lesson in how to interact with other people, how to experience new places, and how to approach new situations. Certainly not every cow in a field must be counted, but...
The Order of Life
In an interview for Powells.com, Haddon says, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timefocuses on Christopher Boone's need to put together pieces of this mystery. He uses his deductive reasoning skills and his keen eye for detail to find the truth, in terms of uncovering both Wellington's killer and his father's secrets. Only when the world encroaches on his personal space or overwhelms him does Christopher lose control.
First-Person Point of View
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeis written from the first-person point of view. Christopher Boone writes his personal account of a mystery, the murder of Wellington the dog, and along the way, becomes involved in the mystery of his mother's death. Christopher's first-person account is credible and detailed. Perhaps Christopher's autistic condition allows the reader to easily believe him when he claims that he cannot tell lies. In any case, the vast amount of straight-forward,...
Prime numbers make up the most superficial structural element of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Because Christopher Boone likes prime numbers, he uses them to order the chapters, rather than cardinal numbers. Prime numbers also reflect the mystery narrative in the novel. In Christopher's opinion, figuring out which numbers are prime is rather like solving a mystery because they "are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away." Two mystery narratives frame the s...
Throughout the novel, plans, maps, drawings, and other visuals illustrate Christopher's need to physically and mentally record the world and his actions within it. Just as Christopher enjoys timetables because they note "when everything is going to happen," lists and pictures help Christopher remember how to predict and deal with certain situations and things. Christopher Boone leans on numbers as a logical means to make sense out of the world. When situations, settings, and people confuse or...Christopher Boone notices every detail of the world around him. Though Christopher's autism inspires his attentiveness, every reader can learn from his approach to life. Using Christopher's keen se...Throughout The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Christopher learns how to define and tell white lies. Early in the story, he says he "is a good person" because he "can't tell lies." C...The entire novel is written from Christopher's point of view. Think about how this story would be different if it included Siobhan's, Ed Boone's, or even Mrs. Alexander's point of view. Write an es...The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeis an unusual novel for many of reasons. One obvious difference between this novel and others is Mark Haddon's use of visuals, rather than just text...
Autism is a brain disorder usually diagnosed in children younger than three. Like Christopher Boone, people with autism typically have problems with social interaction and communication, and changes in routine can often be upsetting for them. Repetitive preoccupations and an obsessive interest in languages, numbers, and symbols also characterize a person with autism. At this time, the cause of autism is unknown, though many experts believe it to be a genetic-based disorder that occurs before...
In The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-time, Christopher Boone imagines a future career in mathematics or physics. As Christopher demonstrates in the novel, studying mathematics requires patience, attention to detail, discipline, and keen problem-solving skills. The career office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists medicine, government, education, environment, scientific writing, and information scienceas possible fields for students like Christopher who are interested in...
Christopher Boone's mysterious adventure begins when the dog Wellington, "Not one of the small poodles that have hairstyles but a big poodle," is murdered. The American Kennel Clubdescribes the breed: "Carrying himself proudly, very active, intelligent, the Poodle has about him an air of distinction and dignity peculiar to himself." Thus, Mark Haddon's choice for a murdered dog quite symbolic and extremely relative to the novel's exceptional protagonist, Christopher Boone. While Wellington ma...
Although many readers shy away from books about people with disabilities, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time inspires the public to take a chance on Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old boy with autism who narrates the novel. As Jackie Gropman from the School Library Journalexplained, "his story evokes emotions in readers—heartache ...
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