The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time (Mark Haddon, 2004).
'A beautifully written book...Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished' Daily Telegraph.
'Whether you like dogs, prime numbers, Swindon, or indeed none of the above, this is the book for you' Observer.
'This angle on life seen through the eyes of a boy with Asperger's syndrome excited more than admiration in me. I envied the author, wishing I had written it' Ruth Rendell' Daily Telegraph.
A delightful and brilliant book. Mark Haddon shows great insight into the autistic mind...I found it all moving, very plausible and very funny' Oliver Sacks.
'Wonderous...Brilliantly inventive, full of dazzling set pieces...unbearably sad, yet also skillfully dodging any encounters with sentimentality ...Not simply the most original novel I've read in years...it's also one of the best' The Times.