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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:815
  1. Jill Thistlethwaite (, senior lecturer in community based education
  1. Academic Unit of Primary Care, University of Leeds

    Are you lazy? Do you never look at anything properly but rather just “glance” at things? This novel's narrator, Christopher Boone, who has autism, reckons that most people are lazy. Whereas you and I might notice some cows in a field, some flowers in the grass, and a village in the distance, he would see 19 cows with different markings, a village with 31 visible houses and a church with a square tower, and three different types of grass and …

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