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O curioso incidente do can á media noite by Mark Haddon

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC O curioso incidente do can á media noite Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions He cannot stand to be touched And he detests the color yellow .

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain for fifteen year old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning He lives on patterns rules and a diagram kept in his pocket Then one day a neighbor s dog Wellington is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite logical detective Sherlock Holmes What follows makes for a novel that is funny poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally

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