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

posted 12 Dec 2012, 12:30 by Oxford Reading Group   [ updated 13 Dec 2012, 07:18 ]
February 2004
Suggested By: Paul
Rating: 7.0 out of 10

Summary: Our unwritten 'no hardbacks' Reading Group rule was broken with this sleeper hit by local author Mark Haddon. Narrated by an autistic child who discovers his neighbour's dog dead, the book concerns his quest to find out whodunnit which leads him to the heart of a startling lie within his own family. The book was generally loved in varying quantities of affection by the group - though none of us could live with the narrator.