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The Radleys by Matt Haig
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Sep 06, 2011

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Read from September 18 to October 06, 2011

There was something about this book that bothered me and I couldn’t exactly put my finger on it until about halfway through it. I know I have read other books that have done this before but I can’t think of any off the top of my head.
Let me give you an example:

Chapter one ~ Sally
As I walked down the sidewalk on my way to work, I felt the cool crisp October air against my skin, so I adjusted my new scratchy green wool jacket up around my neck to protect me from the wind. Off to my right I see the Jones’s yellow cat Snickers walking proudly up his drive way with a freshly caught mouse in his mouth. ……

Chapter two ~ Tom
As I sit in my hard backed wooden chair up to my kitchen nook sipping on my too hot coffee, I watch intently out my window. There goes Sally on her way to work, she has on a nice new green wool coat that she seems to be uncomfortable with because she keeps playing with the collar. And there is that damned yellow cat of the Joneses, if it doesn’t leave the birds alone at my feeder I am going to call animal control. ….

Chapter three ~ Snickers the cat
I love mice, I was hunting today at my neighbor’s bird feeder when I spotted this little beauty. I am taking this one straight home to leave it on my master’s shoe. Wow it is a cold October day, I am sure glad that I have a kitty door. Why is that crazy lady walking down the sidewalk in the green jacket staring at me? What is her problem? ….

Do you get where I am going with this? As much fun as it is to get a different point of view for every single scene in the book, is it really necessary to hear that sally has a green jacket and it is nippy in October 3 times? I am probably being overly critical but after a while is really started to chafe me.

If you are a vampire genre fan, I would not miss this book, it is definitely different than any other vamp book that I have read. It’s a good one to pick up if you are trying to get in the mood for Halloween.

Thank you Free Press & goodreads for the free copy of this book and the opportunity to read it.
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Petra Eggs I love the cover of the book.

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