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Review: The Savages by Matt Whyman

They'd love to have you for dinner . . .

Sasha Savage is in love with Jack - a handsome, charming ... vegetarian. Which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that Sasha's family are very much 'carnivorous'. Behind the family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha's father rules his clan with an iron fist and her mother's culinary skills are getting more adventurous by the day. When a too-curious private detective starts to dig for truths, the tight-knit family starts to unravel - as does their sinister taste in human beings . . .

My Thoughts
This book is an example of black humour at its best. The Adams family meets Desperate Housewives. I loved every page and will be highly recommending it in the future.

Sasha's family are odd ... So odd that when Sasha gets a new boyfriend she isn't keen for him to meet them especially considering he is a vegetarian and her family are big meat eaters and she has decided to join him in his vegetarianism. While to some families this wouldn't be a problem to Sasha's family and particularly her father it is seen as a complete rejection of their whole family way of life.

I loved the family involved in the book and I loved getting to know them and their unusual ways as the book went on. You really had to feel for Sasha is what she deals with .... Think all the worries you had as a teenager about your family being embarrassing and triple them! All the characters within the family are brilliant, the shopaholic mother, the crazy old grandfather and her evil little brother who is a particularly nasty piece of work.

I won't say too much about the story or what happens as whatever I say will spoil it but rest assured it is brilliant. I found myself laughing all the way through about the variety of things that went on and was left by the end of the book completely impressed at how fabulous a read it was. Definitely well worth a look when it is published in June. 


maya said…
I read this a while back and thought it was hilarious - definitely agree that it's black humour at its best!
prophecygirl said…
I can't wait to get to this - sounds right up my macabre street :D
Anya said…
This sounds so creepy and so funny, and right up my street!
What draws me to this book and even this post on your blog is the amazing cover on this book!!

I want to read this now!!