The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Added May 27, 2011
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Mark Haddon
  • Jonathan Cape, U.K. 2003

curious-incident-front-cover Mark Haddon’s wonderfully original story about a teenage, high-functioning autistic detective won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel. curious-incident-signature It also won a South African literary prize and was shortlisted for others.

This book currently has garnered close to a thousand 5 star reviews from readers on

Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winning author of Amsterdam, wrote, “Mark Haddon’s portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy.”

The book was originallyreleased in two versions, commonly known as the adult’s and the children’s editions; the only differences between them being the cover art and the book descriptions. This is the more rare adult’s edition. The kid’s version dust jacket is white with a red car graphic like the postcards below, and the dog has no pitchfork sticking out of him.

curious-incident-post-cards Some of the true first editions came with these colourful post cards. This fine/fine signed copy also came with a couple curious-incident-back-cover of award shortlist pamphlets. These kinds of cool extras tend to increase the value of a book.

There are many editions of this very popular novel, and one thing that they all have in common is really great cover art. I also have the first Canadian edition which I will showcase some time down the road.

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