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

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Vintage Contemporaries

Mark Haddon

fiction contemporary mystery young adult emotional funny mysterious reflective medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2003

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A bestselling modern classic--both poignant and funny--about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'...

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Moods

emotional 58%
funny 50%
mysterious 36%
reflective 36%
adventurous 31%
sad 23%
informative 22%
challenging 18%
hopeful 16%
lighthearted 15%
inspiring 14%
tense 12%
dark 9%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 29%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 16% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 43% | No: 38% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.79