Aspie Books

Novel’s Sleuth Views Life From Unusual Perspective

By on August 5, 2004

The New York Times reports
In writing his best-selling first novel, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Mark Haddon did not set out to become a spokesman for people with Asperger syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism characterized by obsessive behavior, brilliance in some areas and social ineptitude.

The condition is not even mentioned by name in the book, but it is at the heart of the story.

Curious Incident Sells Millions!!

By on July 9, 2004

The novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, aimed at children and adults, has notched up hardback and paperback sales of more than one million copies in 15 months, the publishers, said yesterday.

The story, by Mark Haddon, is told through the words of a 15-year-old boy who has Asperger's syndrome and has proved to be a runaway. Published last May it went on to win the £30,000 (approx. $50,000 USD) Whitbread Book of the...