The Radleys - Matt Haig Reviews
Description:ISBN 1847678602 / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: Matt Haig / Paperback / 352 Pages / Book is published 2010-07-01 by Canongate Books ... more
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by - written on 06/09/11, updated on 06/09/11 (Very useful, 64 readings)
The whole fad for anything regarding vampires has, I must admit, passed me by. "Twilight" remains a mystery to me (no doubt helped by my daughter's complete disinterest in the franchise) and I have generally found vampires to be about as interesting as watching wet paint turn dry. Regular readers of my book reviews will know I am a huge fan of Sainsburys' offer of two books for £7 and it's through this offer that I encountered "The Radleys". There's not very much on the cover to suggest this is a book about vampires - except, I suppose, if you are au fait with the workings of vampires - and I only knew it was about blood sucking antics ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/08/10 (Very useful, 7 readings)
This is the story of Peter and Helen Radley, and their teenage children, Rowan and Clara. The kids have never been able to fit in at school and are constantly feeling ill, with insomnia, headaches and nausea. Clara decides to become vegan in an attempt to get animals to like her (they normally avoid her like the plague) but she ends up becoming even more ill. One night, a boy from her school tries to attack her but she is so overcome with rage and blood lust that she ends up violently killing him. It is at this point that their parents must reveal the truth to Clara and Rowan - they are a family of vampires who have made the choice to live among humans and give up ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/07/10, updated on 29/07/10 (Very useful, 97 readings)
The Radleys by Matt Haig was published in July 2010 by Walker Canongate who were so nice to send me a copy for review. It is 352 pages long and available on Amazon for around £6 with a RRP of £10. At 17 Orchard Lane, Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire lives the Radleys. The Radleys are your average 2.4 family who are dysfunctional and argumentative... but only on the outside. Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Rowan and Clara are vampires (although the kids don't actually know this). The Radleys aren't your usual kind of vampires though, they are abstainers who do everything possible to live a normal, human life. One night, events spin out of control ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/07/10 (Very useful, 136 readings)
Speaking as someone who cannot find any interest or enthusiasm for the currently popular Twilight/Vampire phenonomen, it seems strange that I found myself reading this new novel about a family of vampires by Matt Haig and perhaps stranger still was the fact that I actually enjoyed reading it! Meet The Radleys. Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Rowan and Clara, live in an English town. They are an everyday family. Averagely dysfunctional and averagely content. But as Rowan and Clara have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret... From the start of the book, it is obvious all is not right in the lives of the Radley ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/08/11 (Useful, 24 readings)
I'd gotten quite into the whole vampire thing lately, and enjoyed books such as Twilight, the True Blood series and the Morganville Vampire series as well as a couple of others. I was informed that this was a bit of vampire book with a twist, and looking at the cover it didn't even look like it was a vampire book - this was just the picture of suburbia looking quite nice instead of dark foreboding cover! The Radleys is a new take on the vampire genre because it revolves around vampires living in suburbia (think Desperate Housewives), a tiny town in England near the seaside. Everyone knows everyone, or so they think! Their neighbours think The Radleys are ... Read the complete review
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