"Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent." -The Boston Globe
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"Moving. . . . think of The Sound and the Fury crossed with The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sack's real-life stories." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"This is an amazing novel. An amazing book." -The Dallas Morning News
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 pf a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, usual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
"A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts pf empathy." -Ian McEwan, author of Atonement
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