The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
The story opens in Swindon, England, just after midnight, when Christopher discovers Wellington, his neighbor’s dog, lying dead on her lawn with a pitchfork stabbed through him. Christopher pets Wellington, wondering who killed him and why.
This opening positions the novel as a murder mystery, while simultaneously making it clear that the novel won’t be conventional, since the murder victim is a dog. The reader’s first exposure to Christopher as a character shows him as an almost unnervingly calm and rational person in a crisis.
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