Monster Love - Carol Topolski Reviews
Description:ISBN 1905490267 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Carol Topolski / Hardcover / 272 Pages / Book is published 2008-01-31 by Fig Tree
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by - written on 06/02/09, updated on 23/03/10 (Very useful, 557 readings)
Brendan and Sherilyn Gutteridge live in the pleasant, affluent area of Tamley in Manchester. They are quite new to their street and prefer to remain private, keeping to themselves a great deal. To everyone else they appear to be the perfect couple...nice house, lovely car, designer clothes, expensive lifestyle and overall, completely immersed in each other and totally, utterly in love. A child is born. To most people this would be a fabulous occasion, thoroughly cementing the unity of a couple and opening a new chapter in their lives. But the Gutteridge bubble is different. Do they love each other so much that they would be willing to commit the most hideous ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/05/12 (Very useful, 44 readings)
I cant remember exactly where I got this book. I think I swiped it from work which had a small library. Do I regret doing so? We'll see! Monster Love is essentially the story of Samantha, the child of Brendan and Sherilyn Gutteridge. Brendan and Sherilyn move into The Crescent where they quickly become the focus of nosy neighbours, especially Charlotte. Lonely since her husband died and with her only grand-daughter across the world in Australia she takes an extra interest in the now pregnant Sherilyn and then the new baby Samantha. The elusive Gutteridges spurn all attempts at friendliness and live in their own little bubble. Then one day after 6 months Charlotte ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/08/10 (Very useful, 57 readings)
Brendan and Linda Gutteridge are both making their way in the world after feeling unloved as children. They meet at work and instantly feel like they have found their soul mates and embark on an intense relationship. They marry and Sherilyn (as Linda prefers to call herself) soon falls pregnant. The pregnancy and birth of a healthy daughter should be a happy time in a young couples life but this pair had never planned to have children going as far as Brendan having a vasectomy in a bid to make sure there were no surprises. They see Samantha or "The Girl" as they call her as an inconvenience and their indifference to her soon turns to neglect. A ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/10 (Very useful, 86 readings)
One of my favourite books of all time is Lionel Shriver's "We Need to Talk about Kevin"; at the time of reading it, it had such an impact on me that to this day, I still can remember the story as vividly as when I first read it. "Monster Love" is written in a similar vein to Shriver's book. Sherilyn and Brendon Gutteridge appear on the surface to be a normal professional couple, but scratch the surface but darker things lurk beneath the surface. Their love for each other borders on obsessive; they only have time for each other, never interact with neighbours, friends or family and live in their own world, only socialising when it might ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/04/09, updated on 03/04/09 (Very useful, 118 readings)
Because of taking part in the A-Z Author Challenge (as I wrote about in my last book review) my last Amazon shopping spree involved only books from letters of the alphabet previously uncovered, and only one of each. Which along with an offer on Amazon in conjunction with the Metro, landed Monster Love in my basket for something like £1.99. When it arrived and I saw the full synopsis, I have to say I wasn't overly excited, but I brought it with me on my trip to Canada so I would have to read it. And to begin with, to my surprise, I was hooked. Monster Love centres around Brendan and Sherilyn, a couple so in love that nobody else in the world matters. ... Read the complete review
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