Monday, 22 October 2012

Book Review: The Radleys - Matt Haig

Synopsis - Life with the Radleys:  Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial.  Loads of self-denial.  But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can't sleep, can't eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can't go outside unless they're smothered in Factor 50.

With a visit from their lethally louche uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change.  Drastically.

Review - Now this is a vampire story I do like.  Written in our everyday world, good people who try to live alongside the rest of the world.  It certainly does all go wrong but it is written in such a way that the reader can identify with some elements like fitting in, after all we all do our best to fit in as  human beings.  Many of us suffer with allergies, okay maybe not quite so specific and with a strong need to hide said allergies!  Uncle Will is the typical rogue needed to liven up this law abiding family and bring out their secrets.  Funny, witty, a good read. 4*

ISBN 978 1 84767 861 4

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