Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Radleys- Matt Haig

The Radleys are an ordinary family quietly going about their business in a small and ordinary village in country England. But wait! They are not ordinary. They are... Vampires! It's really not as lame as it sounds. Cracks are starting to appear in the elaborately created facade, and while the Radley teens Clara and Rowan don't know that they are vampires, it would appear Clara's recent decision to go vegan has disagreed with her severely. When she then dismembers a school mate parents Helen and Peter are forced to bring into the open a part of themselves they have been denying for nearly 20 years.
This was intelligently written with well fleshed out characters, and there was nothing insipid about the abstaining vampires, rather it was an absorbing look into the life of a likeably dysfunctional family with a dark (and bloody) secret. I really liked it!


  1. Oh, I haven't started reading my copy yet - but your positive review has encouraged me to crack open The Radleys tonight :) Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. thanks:) be interested to know what you think bout it. enjoy!

  3. I read and reviewed this recently and found it refreshingly different from all the other vampire stuff out there - lots of fun and an interesting look at suburbia...