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"Bookclub-in-a-Box" Discusses the Novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" (Bookclub in a Box) Paperback – 21 Feb 2006


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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box; 2 edition (21 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897082118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897082119
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,154,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a terrific resource for students and educators of literary fiction. The newer novels of our time have few supportive interpretations as of yet; the classics have too many. Bookclub-in-a-Box is the spot to come for a literary perspective and understanding that is just right. If you have suffered from a lack of discussion topics in the past, use this guide! The sections include: literary interpretation; writing style and structure; themes and focus points; characterisation; historical information; novel summary; author information; images, symbols and metaphors; and, important quotes.This set includes: the complete Bookclub-in-a-Box guidebook; a read-alongside-guide (RAG) - a quick reference of fast facts and things to consider while reading the novel which can be copied and distributed to members; A Bookclub-in-a-Box sticky notepad to highlight important passages and to record your important thoughts; and Bookmarks to keep your place in all those great novels you're going to read.

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Get more out of the "Curious Incident" by opening the "box" 28 Aug 2005
By NervieCat - Published on Amazon.com
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When I suggested "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" as the required summer reading for my campus's new freshmen, I unwittingly committed myself to teaching the group discussion leaders how to review the book. I had lots of ideas, thankfully, but when I discovered the Bookclub-in-a-Box available for Mark Haddon's outstanding novel, I was (appropriately) curious. I'm happy to say that the Box--really a detailed, annotated, fully-referenced booklet--enriches and enhances any review of the fictional Christopher Boone's story. "Box" author Marilyn Herbert cites sources and page numbers for most observations, allowing Christopher to speak for himself. This is not an erudite deconstruction or a Cliff's Notes; on the contrary, the "Box" pulls out passages and sentences I would otherwise have overlooked, and lures me back to get even more out of the original prose. The plot is reviewed, not merely summarized, and every character is offered for exploration as well. I found the Box rich in insights and ideas for my own projects and questions. In short, the Box helped me to do exactly what it promised: to launch a discussion, with myself and then with others who had read the book, with the result that we enjoyed it even more, understood it without picking it apart. The booklet's content is thoughtfully composed, leaving me to wonder at some odd misspellings and typographical errors. And I admit I was disappointed when I ordered a "Box" and a thin (if rich) booklet arrived instead. Perhaps I had expected props and toys, the promise of the term "box," which here really means not a tool kit but a complete package. It's a very good package and I'll look forward to seeing other Boxes in the Herbert's series.
A great read 28 April 2014
By Zell Savitz - Published on Amazon.com
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Brilliant insight into the mind of an autistic person, as well as a very interesting plot and fine character development.
good quick study 17 Aug 2013
By AMossman - Published on Amazon.com
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Helping a foreign born fellow with his studying for school, he was assigned this book to read and then answer an open book quiz. Not only was he having trouble with the English, the translation was further confused for him as the lead character deals with being "on the spectrum" of autism with communication issues of his own. Having never read the book and only being together for a six hour work shift I needed a quick overview to be able to understand the meat of the story well enough to translate the confusing parts, this book fit that need rather nicely. Downloaded, read and worked through the questions all within our shift schedule while still performing our duties with due diligence, worth the price.
Bookclub in a box discussion guide 10 Aug 2013
By Lucy - Published on Amazon.com
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It was okay, but I thought it would have more actual discussion questions rather than excerpts from the book. maybe I expected a different type of book.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
BookClub-in-a-Box 19 Dec 2012
By Patti B. Brabham - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I truly enjoyed this product. It gave a fast discussion and overview since I was unable to read the book before BookClub . I was able to participate in discussion since the "Box" had given all the right topic of discussion.

I read it immediately upon its arrival and enjoyed thoroughly .
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