Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers. One night, he observes that the neighbor's dog has been killed, since it is not moving and has a large garden fork stuck in its body. Christopher knows this is wrong. He has never left his street on his own before, but now he'll have to in order to find out who killed the dog. What he discovers will shake the very foundation of his perfectly ordered life. Critically acclaimed author Mark Haddon, a two-time BAFTA winner, crafts a stunning masterpiece that is funny, honest, and incredibly moving.
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This book has been adapted for audio and is partly dramatised. "The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog." The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns, and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down. Please Note: this title starts at Chapter 2. The main character has a preference for prime numbers, so he numbers his chapters according to primes: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 etc.
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In a bravura feat of storytelling, Mark Haddon calls upon narratives ancient and modern to tell the story of Angelica, a young woman trapped in an abusive relationship with her father. When a young man named Darius discovers their secret, he is forced to escape on a boat bound for the Mediterranean. To his surprise, he finds himself travelling backward over 2,000 years to a world of pirates and shipwrecks, of plagues and miracles and angry gods.Â Moving seamlessly between the past and the present, Haddon conjures the worlds of Angelica and her would-be savior in thrilling fashion. As profound as it is entertaining,Â The Porpoise is a stirring and endlessly inventive novel from one of our finest storytellers.Â
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At 61, George Hall is settling down to a comfortable retirement. Then his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting remarried, to the deeply inappropriate Ray. Her family is not pleased and Katie can't decide if she loves Ray or loves the wonderful way he has with her son, Jacob. Her mother, Jean, is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned, which get in the way of her quite fulfilling late-life affair with one of her husband's ex-colleagues. And the tidy and pleasant life George and Jean's son, Jamie, has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials. A Spot of Bother is Mark Haddon's unforgettable follow-up to the internationally beloved best seller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Here the madness, literally, of family life proves rich comic fodder for Haddon's crackling prose and bittersweet insights into misdirected love.
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A celebration of adult literature and reading. The whole book industry, including booksellers, librarians and publishers, were invited come together and pick out their favourite titles to be included the final list of 25 books by authors from the UK and Ireland.Â The final list included fiction, poetry and memoirs, among others. There were some best sellers, some classics and some lesser known.Â Â Interviews with Graeme Simsion, Lucy Fleming, Jojo Moyes, Lemn Sissay, Mark Haddon, Tracy Chevalier, Victoria Hislop, Rupert Thomson and Andrew Motion.
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The three-day Folio Prize Fiction Festival 2014 brought together some great writers and audiences and gave them a real opportunity to talk in depth about their work and similar subjects.Â The festival included interviews and discussions with top writers, novelists, poets, critics and publishers, including Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Hall, Pankaj Mishra, Stephanie Merritt, Jane Gardam and Mark Haddon.
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Una novela que no se parece a ninguna otra. Elogiada con entusiasmo por autores consagrados como Oliver Sacks e Ian McEwan y ganadora del Premio Whitbread y el Premio de la Commonwealth al Mejor Primer Libro, ha merecido la aprobaciÃ³n masiva de los lectores en todos los paÃses donde se ha publicado. Su protagonista, Christopher Boone, es uno de los mÃ¡s originales que han surgido en el panorama de la narrativa internacional en los Ãºltimos aÃ±os, y estÃ¡ destinado a convertirse en un hÃ©roe literario universal de la talla de Oliver Twist y Holden Caulfield. A sus quince aÃ±os, Christopher conoce las capitales de todos los paÃses del mundo, puede explicar la teorÃa de la relatividad y recitar los nÃºmeros primos hasta el 7.507, pero le cuesta relacionarse con otros seres humanos. Le gustan las listas, los esquemas y la verdad, pero odia el amarillo, el marrÃ³n y el contacto fÃsico. Si bien nunca ha ido solo mÃ¡s allÃ¡ de la tienda de la esquina, la noche que el perro de una vecina aparece atravesado por un horcÃ³n, Christopher decide iniciar la bÃºsqueda del culpable. Emulando a su admirado Sherlock Holmes -el modelo de detective obsesionado con el anÃ¡lisis de los hechos-, sus pesquisas lo llevarÃ¡n a cuestionar el sentido comÃºn de los adultos que lo rodean y a desvelar algunos secretos familiares que pondrÃ¡n patas arriba su ordenado y seguro mundo. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
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