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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nite-Time

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

 

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Characters

Name Christopher John Francis Boone
Gender Male
Age 15
Attributes Autistic
Motherless
Math genius; cannot stand to be touched; investigating the murder of his neighbor's dog



Genre

Domestic
Fiction
Literary
Mystery
    --Detective, Teen
Psychological


Topics

Teenage boys
Autism
Dogs
Murder investigations
Deception
Family secrets


Setting

England -- Europe


Time Period

2000s -- 21st century




 

The Road

A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

 


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