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Book Title: The Radleys|
The author of the book: Matt Haig
ISBN 13: 9781847678607
Edition: Canongate Books Ltd
Date of issue: July 1st 2010
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 616 KB
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Reader ratings: 5.7
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I was looking for a scary vampire story. You’re probably thinking, “duh, Salem’s Lot, you idiot!” Well smartypantses, that was my first choice too . . . and then “The Cloud” ate it.
Whoever decided we should put our faith in clouds anyway? They aren’t very stable.
Anywho, since the geniuses at Amazon (all hail Amazon!) couldn’t solve my problem all lickity splitty like I demanded (don’t they know who I am? I have fives of followers who want to know what I’m reading), I decided to pick up another vampire book and prepared to get all scurrrrred with The Radleys.
Jokes on me! This one wasn’t scary at all . . . but it was awesome. The Radleys take all of the redonkulous things there are to complain about when it comes to vampire stories and turns them on their ear. To begin with, the Radley family members are vegetarians . . . .
No, not that kind. You know what I’m talking about. The dreaded vampire vegetarian . . .
No blood, no foul, right? Well, it was up until the Radley teens started pubing out and discovered some of their buddies might actually be “their own personal brand of heroin” . . .
Ahhhh, if only everyone could be as restrained as Edward Cullen and be satisfied to simply stalk the girl of their dreams . . .
Such is not the case with the Radleys, however, and a little accident happens . . . .
Leading the Radley parents to seek some outside help in order to cover up explain what’s going on with the children. Enter Uncle Will – who for whatever reason I pictured as something kinda like this . . .
Well, without the extra face on the back of his head and all that jazz. Thank you, brain!
Wes Bentley? Good right?
Wait, where was I? Oh yeah, making a picturebook.
So anyway, Uncle Will arrives to save the day introduce us to some more vampire clichés . . .
and eventually all the skeletons (figuratively, not literally) come tumbling out of the closet, resulting in a most delightful twist on a book about family. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a different kind of vampire story.
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Read information about the authorMatt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in1975. He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist. His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages. The Guardian has described his writing as 'delightfully weird' and the New York Times has called him 'a novelist of great talent' whose writing is 'funny, riveting and heartbreaking'.
His novels for adults are The Last Family in England, narrated by a labrador and optioned for film by Brad Pitt; The Dead Fathers Club (2006), an update of Hamlet featuring an 11-year-old boy; The Possession of Mr Cave (2008), about a man obsessed with his daughter's safety, and The Radleys (2010) which won Channel 4's TV Book Club public vote and was shortlisted for a Galaxy National Book Award (UK). The film rights to all his adult novels have been sold. His next adult novel is The Humans (2013).
His multi-award winning popular first novel for children, Shadow Forest, was published in 2007 and its sequel, The Runaway Troll, in 2009. His most recent children's novel is To Be A Cat (2012).
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