Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fun with the vampire genre

Just read about this book in Entertainment Weekly and had to let you all know about it. THE RADLEYS, by Matt Haig.  I believe it's young adult for adults, is how I would describe after reading some of the press. A different kind of vampire who practices abstinence from drinking blood.  Here's the blurb:

Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in an English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret.

From one of Britain's finest young novelists comes a razor-sharp unpicking of adulthood and family life. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain – and lose – when we deny our appetites.

Check out Haig's website and FB page for The Radleys!  

Has anyone read this book?  Comments?  Reviews?


Taliesin_ttlg said...

Hi Michelle, yes I have read the Radleys (my review is pending) - excellent little book (worth a strong 7.5 out of 10)

Patricia Altner said...

The Radleys is a terrific book. Lots of dark humor but with a more series message about love and family.

I'll have a review on PVN this month.