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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.
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jewright
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The narrator has autism, and I enjoyed seeing the world from his viewpoint. I totally relate to the parents trying to accommodate the child and yet help him overcome and learn to live in the world.

Graywacke I remember when this came out. I wasn‘t thinking of the parents so much then... 6d
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goodbyefrancie
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It's been an audio weekend for me, but I'm getting a lot done while I'm listening. Win/win. Enjoying this one so far. #audible

C.Perone I Loved this book! 2w
NeedsMoreBooks Loved this 😊 2w
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myrtillius
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Panpan

A merely average incident of the dog in the night time. Austerity and certain simplicity and coldness of the text does channel the point of view of the protagonist who, apparently, is on autism spectrum quite well but is still too plain and arid to read for more than 200 pages. Honestly, a bit uninteresting.

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sophierayton
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Pickpick

This book is so brilliant and clever. As well as the obvious neurodiverse main character, I especially liked how 'real' the characters of Christopher's parents are and also how real the problems are and how long it can take to overcome issues. There are some laugh out loud funny moments, and Christopher is just so sincere and charming, I absolutely fell in love with him.

Addison_Reads One of my favorites. 💚 I recently saw the play and it was brilliant as well. 1mo
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Samara_Kipnis
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I really wish I could read this with my seventh graders! I bought it to read again, hoping my brief online search results that there is profanity and sexual references were made up, but alas, it was all true...

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lis_s
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“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”

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Readswithcoffee
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Pickpick

I like that this story is told by Christopher, a 15-year-old boy who is on the Autism spectrum. He sets out to solve the mystery of what happened to Wellington, his neighbor‘s dog. Overall an enjoyable book, however it did sort of go on and on in one section. This novel definitely gave me an appreciation for the challenges faced by people like Christopher, their parents, and their teachers.

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Addison_Reads
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I recently saw this play, which is what reminded me that this book was #orangeandblack. One of my favorite books, and it also makes an excellent theater experience if you ever get the chance. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft Day 14.

rachelm This play was amazing. The set design!! 3mo
Addison_Reads @rachelm yes! I loved the set. It was so perfect for the story. 💚 3mo
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eram10
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Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life.

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Eggs
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What the human did to the dog was irrational and involved much #regret, for so many mistakes...
#soulseptember

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Eggs
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Pickpick

Finally read this. I‘m overwhelmed with the assumptions that humans make and the puzzles that we create for ourselves and others

Ruthiella We are pretty weird! 4mo
CarolynM Such a good book! 4mo
Eggs @Ruthiella @CarolynM Yes!!! (edited) 4mo
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sammisho
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Pickpick

My sister has been recommending this book for ages, I finally read it and she was right. It was a great book. This book is a modern classic for good reason.
#pop19

REPollock I loved this one! I really thought the narrative voice was excellent. 4mo
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CuriousG
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The new furball has meant a serious drop in reading time, but taking advantage of his naptime to squeeze in some audiobook time 😊

janeycanuck 💕💕💕 There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping puppy! 5mo
CuriousG @janeycanuck Exactly! It doesn't hurt that when they're sleeping, they aren't getting into trouble. Lol 5mo
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Scochrane26
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Stayed up late to finish this one. I loved Christopher, even though I know his behaviors are frustrating. I get frustrated at times with autism spectrum kids, but advances in education and treatment since this book was written helps us understand and learn how to handle the behaviors. Christopher‘s parents needed some education, they‘re definitely flawed people. Of course I didn‘t understand any of the math. 😁
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Scochrane26

“I think people believe in heaven because they don‘t like the idea of dying, because they want to carry on living and they don‘t like the idea that other people will move into their house and put their things into the rubbish.”
This statement made me laugh. A unique take on death, & I can see at least 2 of my autistic clients saying this. Statements like this are also why it‘s a challenged book—it has “atheist” views.

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Scochrane26
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This has been on my tbr list for too long. My local bookstore is doing book bingo (for a discount), and I need a banned/challenged book to finish, so I decided it was time to finally read this. So far, I really like it. I work with some autism spectrum kids, so hopefully, this will increase my understanding as well as entertain me. #challengedbooks

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LokiDokey
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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. 6mo
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! 6mo
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. ♥️ 6mo
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LokiDokey
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I got some big Friday night plans.
#fridaynightbookclub

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kricheal
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Pickpick

I thought this was cute #33 #2019

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TheRiehlDeal
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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.

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

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

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PassionatelyCurious
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AnansiGirl
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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! 💓 8mo
Andrew65 Have you enjoyed it? This one is sitting on my bookshelf. 8mo
AnansiGirl @Andrew65 I‘m half way through and it is an enjoyable story through Christopher‘s POV. 8mo
Andrew65 @AnansiGirl Thanks 😊 8mo
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Clutterbucks_Queen
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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.

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Kaila-ann
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#mayscavengerhunt #maymadness

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

Clwojick I loved this book ♥️💗 8mo
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Kaila-ann
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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

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

Geeklet :O That is excellent! 9mo
Clwojick And it‘s a great read! @Geeklet (edited) 9mo
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Butterfinger
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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! 9mo
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j.rye
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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! 😍 🧩

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j.rye
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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) 9mo
julesG @mcctrish 👏👏👏😁😁 9mo
j.rye @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
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AllenTStClair
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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! 9mo
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. 9mo
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Allietaylor16
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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) 9mo
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scowler1
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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) 10mo
scowler1 Sounds interesting @JennyM 10mo
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Kerrioke
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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 💙💙💙 10mo
vkois88 I need to read this one 10mo
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ashrayreads
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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.

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Rambo_Reads
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Pickpick

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

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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. 11mo
Cinfhen Always feels good to check a book off the TBR 🥳 11mo
jenniferajanes @saresmoore I hope you enjoy it! 11mo
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jenniferajanes @Cinfhen Yes, it does! 11mo
Cinfhen How did the move go??? 11mo
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! 11mo
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 😖 11mo
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. 😂 11mo
Cinfhen Yeah, looking at those boxes definitely causes anxiety - that‘s why out of sight out of mind 11mo
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) 11mo
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jenniferajanes
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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. 11mo
jenniferajanes @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! This is my first time reading it. I will also look for the play. I didn‘t realize there was one! 😊🌹📚 11mo
Tanisha_A Love this book! 11mo
Cinfhen Great choice ❣️its really good 11mo
jenniferajanes @Tanisha_A @Cinfhen I‘m an hour in, and I love it so far! Thanks for the hearty recommendation! 11mo
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maleahrae
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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. 11mo
Cinfhen Great story ❤️ 11mo
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Butterflyamore
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Pictured:
Irritable Hearts
Inkheart
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Screwtape Letters

#redreads #literarylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
vkois88 Simplistic beauty 😍 11mo
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thebookbutterfly1
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Kaye Serial killer ? 😱 🔪 12mo
thebookbutterfly1 To many crime novels lol @kaye 12mo
Kaye Let‘s hope they‘re not giving me any ideas. I don‘t think so. 😁 12mo
thebookbutterfly1 I‘d probably be an investigator 🔎 12mo
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DanTheClam
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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.

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VinceReads
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Pickpick

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

Suet624 I liked this one a lot. 12mo
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Lauren.Archer
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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? 12mo
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. 12mo
EmilyM I, too, have always thought about reading this but just have never have. Adding it now! 12mo
Paperback.Propensity I have this book, I hope I get to it this year 12mo
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VinceReads
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Started this one last night, enjoying it so far.

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Lauren.Archer
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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! 13mo
Lcsmcat This was the 1st book Salt Lake City chose for the all-City book club, years ago. I really liked it. 13mo
Jeg Great book. 13mo
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