“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”.
Mark Haddon

“El curioso incidente del perro en la noche” es una novela de misterio escrita por el escritor y novelista británico Mark Haddon. Ha ganado varios premios literarios abajo descritos.
Está narrada en primera persona y cuenta la historia de un niño de 15 años con síndrome de Asperger y de como se enfrenta a una serie de hechos en su condición. Es una novela muy fácil de leer, cautivadora, ingeniosa y bien escrita. Muy recomendable.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon.

Its title quotes the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 short story “Silver Blaze”. Haddon and The Curious Incident won the Whitbread Book Awards for Best Novel and Book of the Year, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

The novel is narrated in the first-person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties” living in Swindon, Wiltshire. Although Christopher’s condition is not stated, the book’s blurb refers to Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism, or savant syndrome. In July 2009, Haddon wrote on his blog that “curious incident is not a book about asperger’s….if anything it’s a novel about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way. the book is not specifically about any specific disorder,” and that he is not an expert on autism spectrum disorder or Asperger syndrome.
I found it tender, witty, well written and captivating,

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