Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel | Mark Haddon
   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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
LokiDokey
post image

1. The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time, a simple favor & Nos4a2
2. The Harry Potter books. We did the audiobooks during a cross country move. We went from PA to NM to WA. Each leg was 24 hrs. We decided on HP bc it was the only thing that all 3 of us liked.
3. IDK what a "beach read" is so probably something not too heavy (in topic & weight) Something nostalgic like RL Stine or a Sunfire Romance.
#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

LokiDokey Clarification of the trip. We are from NM. My husband was going to grad school in PA & had a job lined up in WA after graduation. He was there the whole time but my daughter & I moved out there for the last semester because we didn't want to pay rent in 3 cities. We had stuff shipped from PA to WA. We drove from PA to NM to ship the rest of our stuff from there to WA & also to spend Christmas with our families. Then we went from NM to WA. 4d
5feet.of.fury RL Stine is an excellent choice for b”beach reads”! I snagged some old goosebumps books at a flea market (a couple were “choose your adventure style) and they are perf brain candy to relax and unwind! 4d
LokiDokey @5feet.of.fury in February I went on a RL Stine kick and read a bunch of Fear Street books. It took me back to middle and high school. ♥️ 4d
31 likes3 comments
blurb
LokiDokey
post image

I got some big Friday night plans.
#fridaynightbookclub

40 likes2 stack adds
review
kricheal
post image
Pickpick

I thought this was cute #33 #2019

review
TheRiehlDeal
post image
Pickpick

Overall, I liked this book. I thought it was neat for the author to write in the perspective of an autistic teenager; even if the writing felt a bit childish. I didn't expect the plot twist half-way through. And I do feel the ending could of been a bit better. It kind of just happened.

blurb
kricheal
post image

Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

60 likes1 stack add
blurb
TheRiehlDeal
post image

My current read. I'm enjoying it so far.

16 likes1 stack add
quote
PassionatelyCurious
post image

blurb
AnansiGirl
post image

The reasons tagged book was banned from required reading assignments in Michigan, Tennessee and Florida were for offensive language and promoting atheism.

#24B4Monday #BannedBookEdition #MayMadness
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @RadicalReader

Clwojick I love this book! 💓 2mo
Andrew65 Have you enjoyed it? This one is sitting on my bookshelf. 2mo
AnansiGirl @Andrew65 I‘m half way through and it is an enjoyable story through Christopher‘s POV. 2mo
Andrew65 @AnansiGirl Thanks 😊 2mo
34 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
Clutterbucks_Queen
post image
Mehso-so

I read this book for English in school and i don't think i appreciated it as much back then as when i reread it a few months back.
It's a brilliant story about an autistic child that feels he has to find out who killed the neighbours dog.
When he finds out the killer is closer to home than he thought his whole world changes.
A very sweet, deep, meaningful book.

blurb
Kaila-ann
post image

#mayscavengerhunt #maymadness

✅ with a dog in it
✅ where a character dies
✅ by an author from a different country

Clwojick I loved this book ♥️💗 2mo
8 likes1 comment
review
Kaila-ann
post image
Pickpick

I‘ve known about this book for years but never picked it up. I‘m glad I did though. What a fascinating look into the mind of an autistic teenager. The story of reuniting with his mom and working things out with his dad was also very sweet. Would definitely recommend. #rorygilmorereadingchallenge #rorygilmorereadinglist

blurb
Clwojick
post image

@Geeklet this one has a blue cover, stars, and a dog... but no flowers!

Geeklet :O That is excellent! 3mo
Clwojick And it‘s a great read! @Geeklet (edited) 3mo
76 likes7 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Butterfinger
post image

Catching up on my correspondence. Thank you so much @Jas16 for the lovely gift. How sweet of you. #jb

Jas16 I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
23 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
j.rye
post image

I am absolutely adoring this book so far. The main character reminds me of my oldest son in a really comforting way.

It‘s also really something to see my son with ASD going outside of his comfort zone at LEGO club and playing well with others! 😍 🧩

48 likes1 stack add
blurb
j.rye
post image

I feel like the worst book-borrower ever. My dog decided to get a taste of my library book. 😭

mcctrish Tell them it was “a curious incident of the dog in the nighttime” 🤷🏻‍♀️( I loved this book) 3mo
julesG @mcctrish 👏👏👏😁😁 3mo
j.rye @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
48 likes3 comments
review
AllenTStClair
post image
Pickpick

I listened to this on audiobook through Libby, which I never do. However, I found the narration perfect and charming. It didn‘t make me a total convert, but I enjoyed it. Not much really happens in the story, but it is a good, light “read” with a main character with ASD, and it is enjoyable, so I‘ll call it a “pick.”

Tanisha_A I love this one! 3mo
AllenTStClair @Tanisha_A I really enjoyed it, especially as one of my first forays into audiobooks, I just didn‘t rave about it because it was fairly light on plot. But I would definitely recommend it. 3mo
74 likes2 comments
blurb
Allietaylor16
post image

This is today‘s #bookhaul from a library sale! It‘s the first one I‘ve been to since leaving Chicago, and I have missed them!

Zelma Nice haul! I really want to read All the Light. Midnight in the Garden is delightful. (edited) 3mo
25 likes1 comment
review
scowler1
post image
Pickpick

Awesome book. Written from the perspective of an autistic person, it's completely believable. Wonderful writing and story had me crying and laughing on the same page. Amazing work.

JennyM Glad you loved this one, too. I also saw the stage production last year, which was brilliant. I highly recommend if it ever comes to your neck of the woods. (edited) 4mo
scowler1 Sounds interesting @JennyM 4mo
6 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Kerrioke
post image

I read this book the year before last after wanting to read it for what seems like forever. I‘m so glad I eventually picked it up because I really enjoyed reading a book from a different perspective. The main character has autism and it was interesting to see the way he processed things.

#disabilityreads #LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 4mo
vkois88 I need to read this one 4mo
17 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
ashrayreads
Pickpick

It can be a so-so if you read it like just another book. But to really appreciate it, you need to understand that the narrator is no ordinary kid but a young teenager with Asperger's syndrome. The way he feels and thinks is from a totally different perspective.

review
Rambo_Reads
post image
Pickpick

An oldie but a goodie 😊 And one of the best plays I've seen too

review
jenniferajanes
Pickpick

I enjoyed the story from the perspective of a young man with autism. It rang true, and it was interesting to get a peek into his thought processes and find out why he did some of the things he did. The only drawback for me was the repeated use of profanity in certain sections of the book (not by the narrator). The ending was especially satisfying. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I‘m glad I finally got it off my TBR list! 🙌🏻

#Booked2019 - night-oriented title

saresmoore This is what I chose for that prompt, too. 5mo
Cinfhen Always feels good to check a book off the TBR 🥳 5mo
jenniferajanes @saresmoore I hope you enjoy it! 5mo
See All 10 Comments
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen Yes, it does! 5mo
Cinfhen How did the move go??? 5mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen Everything is moved in, although we‘re not fully unpacked. We‘re still recovering honestly. We were told we had to move 8 days before the move. That‘s not a lot of time. We worked hard! Thanks for checking! 5mo
Cinfhen I moved 5 years ago and there are still a few boxes in the storage room I haven‘t unpacked😳🤫 Moving is not fun 😖 5mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen Ha! I understand, and my lips are sealed. 🤐 We will finish unpacking soon. Our apartment is too small to have boxes sitting in the middle of the floor. 😂 5mo
Cinfhen Yeah, looking at those boxes definitely causes anxiety - that‘s why out of sight out of mind 5mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen Good plan! I used to do that when I had more room. And then eventually you think, if I haven‘t missed things in those boxes in x years, do I still need them? Always happens to me! 😂 (edited) 5mo
47 likes10 comments
blurb
jenniferajanes
post image

I decided on this book for my “night-oriented title” for #Booked2019. I had something else in mind originally, but I can listen to this while #audiopacking, and it‘s finally coming off my TBR pile!

LiteraryinLititz Oooh, you‘re in for a treat if you‘ve never read this before! I also highly recommend the play that was based on this. 5mo
jenniferajanes @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! This is my first time reading it. I will also look for the play. I didn‘t realize there was one! 😊🌹📚 5mo
Tanisha_A Love this book! 5mo
Cinfhen Great choice ❣️its really good 5mo
jenniferajanes @Tanisha_A @Cinfhen I‘m an hour in, and I love it so far! Thanks for the hearty recommendation! 5mo
49 likes5 comments
blurb
maleahrae
post image

My oldest has ASD Level 1, so I really enjoyed reading a story narrated by a boy on the spectrum. The book was not at all what I was expecting. The twist about half way through really surprised me! #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle

Reggie The fingertip hello he shared with his dad, a lump in my throat every time. 5mo
Cinfhen Great story ❤️ 5mo
47 likes2 comments
quote
Starfire29
post image

blurb
Butterflyamore
post image

Pictured:
Irritable Hearts
Inkheart
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Screwtape Letters

#redreads #literarylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
vkois88 Simplistic beauty 😍 5mo
92 likes2 comments
blurb
Starfire29
post image

Kaye Serial killer ? 😱 🔪 6mo
Starfire29 To many crime novels lol @kaye 6mo
Kaye Let‘s hope they‘re not giving me any ideas. I don‘t think so. 😁 6mo
Starfire29 I‘d probably be an investigator 🔎 6mo
18 likes4 comments
quote
Starfire29
post image

quote
Starfire29
post image

review
DanTheClam
Pickpick

A unique perspective that was interesting and refreshing. The plot could have been better, and the ending did seem to ‘just happen‘ but all in all good read, which is easy and quick.

review
VinceReads
post image
Pickpick

Interesting, quick read. I enjoyed it but the ending seemed a bit rushed.

Suet624 I liked this one a lot. 6mo
55 likes1 comment
review
Lauren.Archer
Pickpick

This book was extremely good. This took an unexpected turn halfway through and at the point I could not put it down. I am just sorry that it took me so long to read this.

MyBookSwapClub I want to read this. Is it about autism? 6mo
Lauren.Archer @MyBookSwapClub the main character does have Autism, though I did not take this as a book about the subject, just that was one his characteristics. 6mo
EmilyM I, too, have always thought about reading this but just have never have. Adding it now! 6mo
Paperback.Propensity I have this book, I hope I get to it this year 6mo
95 likes4 stack adds4 comments
blurb
VinceReads
post image

Started this one last night, enjoying it so far.

43 likes1 stack add
blurb
Lauren.Archer
post image

Next up...this book fulfills multiple challenges and bonus it has been on my shelf for awhile.

violabrain Great book! I hope you like it! 6mo
Lcsmcat This was the 1st book Salt Lake City chose for the all-City book club, years ago. I really liked it. 6mo
Jeg Great book. 6mo
120 likes3 stack adds3 comments
review
kayo
post image
Pickpick

My #favouritebook this year! It pulled me right in, I had never read anything like this before. Any recommendations of similar books are welcome.

DanTheClam If you liked the writing style, and different perspective, try ‘Room‘ by Emma Donoghue, which I found quite similar in style and equally as enjoyable :) 6mo
kayo @DanTheClam Thank you for the recommendation, I read Room a few years ago. It was an interesting read. :) 6mo
6 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
emilyrose_x
post image
Pickpick

Day 17 #AdventRecommends

I have read the book and the play of this and seen it in the theatre (which absolutely took my breath away!) I love the narrative and everything else about it. Even the non-readers in my class enjoyed it when we read it! 😁

KatieDid927 This is the one adaptation I‘ve seen that may actually be better than the book. I thought the book was okay, the play is one of the best I‘ve ever seen. 7mo
JennyM The play was 👏🏼 7mo
emilyrose_x @KatieDid927 @JennyM I actually saw the play before reading the book. It was absolutely amazing (and I agree, definitely as good as the book, if not better!) 7mo
52 likes2 stack adds3 comments
quote
emilyrose_x
post image

Day 17 #AdventRecommends

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Lcsmcat I loved this book! It was the first all-city bookclub book in Salt Lake City years ago. 7mo
44 likes1 comment
quote
emilyrose_x
post image

Day 17 #AdventRecommends

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

quote
emilyrose_x
post image

Day 17 #AdventRecommends

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

JaneyWaneyB I need to read this book! 7mo
emilyrose_x @JaneyWaneyB I love it! 7mo
34 likes2 comments
blurb
emilyrose_x
post image

Day 17 #AdventRecommends

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

review
hwestfall
post image
Pickpick

I liked this book a lot.

blurb
Caffeinated_Reader
post image

This book already won me over. As a mother of twin 12 year olds who happen to be autistic can I just say I adore the hell out of Christopher John Francis Boone 🙂 this is told by an autistic characters perspective and I am here for it! Book number 71 of my year! This gem has been on my shelf for almost a year and I just now came across it. ‘‘Tis the time to devour it!!

Caffeinated_Reader 🥰😫😭😭😭 my emotions while reading this book lol

That being said...awwwwwww this was a really great book. I especially loved the way his relationship was turned upside down with his dad and how his dad planned to fix it. It made me cry! I am glad I read this book.
7mo
4 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Reggie
post image
Pickpick

This book is told from the POV of a boy who is autistic. The author‘s ability to write through a child‘s eyes, to give us clues into adults who might have troubles kids are not attuned to, the things parents do to show their love but may not be understood, it was all amazing. I laughed a little, my heart was in my throat a lot, and I realized how illogical I am, because the MC, Christopher, is nothing if not logical. Just a great book.

Ms_T Fab review! I loved this book ❤️ 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this book too! 8mo
Tanisha_A Great review! This book is one of my favourites. 8mo
See All 8 Comments
Texreader Terrific review 8mo
TrishB Great review and I agree a lovely read 👍🏻 Never take for granted any of us are thinking in the same way. 8mo
CarolynM I loved this book too. The National Theatre's stage adaptation is also really good, if you ever get a chance to see it. 8mo
Rissreads I loved this book and I agree with @CarolynM the stage play was brilliant! 8mo
Aimeesue I've worked for and with people with autism for many years. It continues to keep me on my toes, and reminds me daily that you never know how other people's minds work, even after decades of practice. ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
64 likes8 comments
blurb
Carissa-Green-Reads
post image

Jane says, “Back to the library.” #returns

blurb
cerijones
post image

Been stuck in hospital for a few days and finished my last book and looking forward to giving this a read after hearing a lot about it over the years!

2 likes1 stack add
review
pilardib
Pickpick

I'm so glad I reread this book after 10+ years! It was interesting to see things through Cristopher's mind and I think we could all learn from him.

blurb
tdrosebud
post image
vkois88 👍👍👍 8mo
9 likes1 comment
review
EMoubray
Pickpick

Great accurate portrayal of a teen with autism. Well written!

blurb
pilardib
post image

Had to change my plans for Saturday night 👍