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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Mark Haddon (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Author: Mark Haddon

Language: English

Street Date: May 18, 2004
TCIN: 77845749
UPC: 9780756958480
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-4884

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" Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent. " -- The Boston Globe
" Moving. . . . Think of The Sound and the Fury crossed with The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sacks ' s real-life stories. " -- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
& quot; This is an amazing novel. An amazing book.& quot; -- The Dallas Morning News
" A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy. " -- Ian McEwan, author of Atonement
" Brilliant. . . . Delightful. . . . Very moving, very plausible -- and very funny. " -- Oliver Sacks
" Superb. . . . Bits of wisdom fairly leap off the page. " -- Newsday
" Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect. . . . As suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle. " -- Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review
" Extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny. . . . It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book. " -- Financial Times, London
& quot; Both clever and observant.& quot; -- The Washington Post
" Full of whimsical surprises and tender humor. " -- People
" [Haddon] illuminates a core of suffering through the narrowly focused insights of a boy who hasn ' t the words to describe emotional pain. " -- New York Daily News
& quot; Outstanding. . . . A stunningly good read.& quot; -- The Independent
" Engrossing . . . flawlessly imagined and deeply affecting. " -- Time Out New York
" A remarkable book from a writer with very special talent. " -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
" The Curious Incident is the rare book that repays reading twice in quick succession. " -- Detroit Free Press
& quot; Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero.& quot; -- The Daily Telegraph
" This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy. " - The New Yorker
" Haddon ' s book illuminates the way one mind works so precisely, so humanely, that it reads like both an acutely observed case study and an artful exploration of a different ' mystery ' the thoughts and feeling we share even with those very different from us. " - Entertainment Weekly
" Mark Haddon ' s portrayal of anemotionally disassociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy. " - Ian McEwan, author of Atonement
& quot; A murder mystery, a road atlas, a postmodern canvas of modern sensory overload, a coming-of-age journal and lastly a really affecting look at the grainy inconsistency of parental and romantic love and its failures. . . . In this striking first novel, Mark Haddon is both clever and observant, and the effect is vastly affecting.& quot; - The Washington Post
" Haddon ' s gentle humor reminds us that facts don ' t add up to a life, that we understand ourselves only through metaphor. " - Chicago Tribune
" Beautifully written. . . . Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished. " - The Daily Telegraph
" A detective story with a difference. . . . [Haddon] has given his unlikely hero a convincing voice - and the detective novel an interesting twist. " - The Economist
& quot; Think Huck Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, or the early chapters of David Copperfield .& quot; - HoustonChronicle
" A tale full of cheeky surprises and tender humor. . . . A touching evolution. " - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
" Funny, sad and totally convincing. " - Time
& quot; More so than precursors like The Sound and the Fury and Flowers for Algernon, The Curious Incident is a radical experiment in empathy.& quot; - The Village Voice
" One of the strangest and most convincing characters in recent fiction. " - Slate
" I have never read anything quite like Mark Haddon ' s funny and agonizingly honest book, or encountered a narrator more vivid and memorable. I advise you to buy two copies; you won ' t want to lend yours out. " - Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha
" At once funny and achingly sad, this thought-provoking debut may leave us wondering if our worn coping skills are really any better than Christopher ' s. " - The News and Observer
" Filled with humor and pain, [ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ] verges on profundity. " - San Jose Mercury News
" The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Tim e brims with imagination, empathy, and vision - plus it ' s a lot of fun to read. " - Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season
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