The curious incident of dog in the nighttime summary
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonChristopher 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.
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbors dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Summary
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Shears , the neighbor who owns the dog, calls the police. When they arrive, they overwhelm Christopher with their questions, and when a policeman touches him roughly, Christopher responds by hitting him. The policeman arrests him and brings him to the station. At the police station, Christopher is put in a cell. The police call his father, Ed , who arrives angry at the police, but not at Christopher.
Toggle navigation. Christopher Boone is a fifteen-year-old boy, who experiences the world around him differently than most people. He likes prime numbers which is why the chapters of the book are only prime numbers , he doesn't like to be touched, and he doesn't understand facial expressions or jokes. One day he finds his neighbor's dog dead in her yard. A garden fork has been run through the dog. The dog's owner, Mrs. Shears, sees Christopher holding the dog and thinks he has killed it, so she calls the police.
The dog is dead. He goes over to hug the dog and soon the neighbor, Mrs Shears, emerges from her house, screaming. She thinks Christopher has killed the dog. The police arrive and Christopher is taken to the station and, shortly after, his father arrives to testify for Christopher and take him home. The strange death of Wellington prompts Christopher to search for his killer. Inspired by this, he decides to write a detective story, the very one we are reading: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Taking his inspiration from the Sherlock Holmes stories, Christopher knocks on the doors of various neighbors to try to find out what happened to Wellington.
by Mark Haddon
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Rate this book. Buy This Book. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7, He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the story of Christopher Boone, a 15 year old, who is exceptional at Maths but finds people confusing. The play opens with Christopher discovering a dead dog in his neighbour, Mrs Shears', garden. Despite his father, Ed, warning Christopher not to get involved, Christopher decides to investigate the death of the dog. In doing so he discovers that his mother is not dead as his father had told him, but alive and well, living in London. He also discovers that it was his father who killed the dog.