MARKHADDON THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME / BY MARK HADDON During the last Christmas holidays I’ve read the above mentioned and unputdownable story told from the point of view the 15 year old Christopher Broone,1………………………. Christopher lives with his father and his pet rat Toby in Swindon. His mother seems to be dead. When he is told of her death he remembers a supper with spaghetti with tomato sauce. He knows all the prime number, all the capital cities in the world but can’t neither bear yellow, which reminds him of custard, yellow flowers, bananas, yellow fever and sweet corn nor the colour brown of dirt, poo, wood or gravy. Different sorts of food that touches each other on his plate is a horror for him. 2………………... He sees things which we wouldn’t recognize but he doesn’t get things which would be normal for us to see. He can’t prioritise and emotions confuse him and when he is confused he turns to solving math problems. He has never been further than the end of his road on his own when he discovers that his neighbour’s dog was murdered and when he decides to become a detective and find out who committed that crime with the help of the favourite, famous and completely logical Sherlock Holmes. At the beginning he is even suspected by the Police of being responsible for the killing. 3………………………………… His father wants to prohibit him poking his nose into other people’s business and the former pretends even to throw away Christoper’s book about the „case“. When the boy is looking for his vanished book, he also discovers many letters written by his mother and gets in this way confronted with the breaking up of his parents’ marriage. 4………………………………... When his father tells him what happened to the dog Christopher escapes from home and decides to go to the big city of London despite many very big problems he has to overcome on this trip and that experience is going to help him in his future life, despite the fact that there is no happy end.

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