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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

by Mark Haddon

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Late one night, Christopher comes across his neighbour's poodle, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork. Wellington's owner finds him cradling her dead dog in his arms, and has him arrested. After spending a night in jail, Christopher resolves--against the objection of his father and neighbours--to discover just who has murdered Wellington. He is encouraged by Siobhan, a social worker at his school, to write a book about his investigations, and the result--quirkily illustrated, with each chapter given its own prime number--is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

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...food box. And I said, "OK." And Rhodri said, "So, it looks like Parky stitched them up, then?" But this was to Father, not to me. And Father said, "Well, those circuit boards looked like they'd come out of the bloody ark." And Rhodri said, "You going to tell them?" And Father said, "What's the point? They're hardly going to take him to court, are they?" And Rhodri said, "That'll be the day." And Father said, "Best to let sleeping dogs lie, I reckon." Then I went into the garden. Siobhan said that when you are writing a book you have to include some descriptions of things. I said that I could take photographs and put them in the book. But she said the idea of a book was to describe things using words so that people could read them and make a picture in their own head. And she said it was best to describe things that were interesting or different. She also said that I should describe people in the story by mentioning one or two details about them so that people could make a...

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