The Radleys

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Free Press
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Matt Haig is the bestselling author of several books including the Alex Award-winning The Radleys, Humans, and The Midnight Library. An alumnus of Hull University and Leeds, his work has been translated into twenty-nine languages. He lives in York with his wife, UK novelist Andrea Semple, and their two children.
"Very original spin on the myth...The bite-size chapters guide the reader from one viewpoint to another....Haig's depiction of teen politics is spot on....insightful, frightening and uplifting....Uncle Will [is] a splendidly evil yet believable character...Haig pays just about enough respect to the conventions of the genre that the average vampire fan should find lots to enjoy, but it's the blackly comic dissection of the family that makes this book stand out." --The Guardian
"This witty vampire novel from British author Haig provides what jaded fans of the Twilight series need, not True Blood exactly, but some fresh blood in the form of a true blue family." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Dark humor pervades Haig's entertaining vampire family soap opera...a refreshing take on an oversaturated genre." --Library Journal
"Terrific, droll, and touching."
"The Radleys is effortlessly sleek and witty."
--Entertainment Weekly
"Haig's contribution is freshly weird and ultimately thirst-quenching for fans of the genre."
--USA Today
"As befits a vampire story, the wit tends to be sharp....Haig does justice to the effect of...betrayal on the souls of his characters--the startling pleasure and the lasting woe--proving himself a novelist of considerable seriousness and talent." --The New York Times Book Review
"Matt Haig's novel is not only head and shoulders above Twilight and all those other wimpy vampire romances, but, as an explorer of contemporary mores, Haig is more enjoyable company than writers with more 'literary' pedigrees." --Newsday
"The genius of novelist Matt Haig's book is that the vampirism takes a back seat--a wet, bloody back seat, but still--to the blackly comic family turmoil that's at the center of the story....Take that, you Twilight mob. The trains of vampire lit and actual lit just met, in a glorious burst of sharp red."
--The Dallas Morning News
"Haig classifies his books as black comedies, and The Radleys certainly fits that description.... [It's] laced with lethal doses of humor." --Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Irresistible....Full of clever turns, darkly hilarious spins....Even if you're suffering from vampire fatigue, you'll find The Radleys is a fun, fresh contribution to the genre."
--Associated Press