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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

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Author

Mark Haddon

Year Published

2003

Type

Novel

Genre

Mystery

Perspective and Narrator

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is narrated in the first person from the perspective of Christopher John Frances Boone, an adolescent suffering from some form of autism, most likely Asperger's syndrome.

Tense

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The narrator of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a fan of murder mysteries, particularly those of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the English creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Christopher borrows heavily from the titles and the structures of such works to narrate his own story. In particular, the title of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes from the 1892 Sherlock Holmes short story "Silver Blaze." In it Holmes uses the phrase "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time" to describe the fact a watchdog, strangely, never barked during a theft.

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