The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

272 pages

English language

Published Aug. 9, 2003 by David Fickling.

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3 stars (7 reviews)

Fifteen year old Christopher has Asperger's Syndrome a form of autism. He has a photographic memory. He understands maths. He understands science. What he can't understand are other human beings.

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Fifteen year-old Christopher, who has Asperger's Syndrome, tries to find out who killed his neighbour's dog and finds out a lot more about his family and self.

I don't normally feel the need to read books that are being hyped and in the top selling charts, but the story of the teenager with Asperger's syndrome looked fascinating. An very sound attempt to portray how someone with Aspergers' sees the world and copes with the sensory overload. His lack of exposure to things seemed a bit weak - never seen an escalator? I liked the fact that the parents were not particularly empowered but were trying their best for themselves and their son. A positive and realistic ending too.

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  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Fiction
  • Patients
  • Savants (Savant syndrome)
  • Autism


  • England