Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Huffington Post Book Brief - Monday, June 11, 2012

"The Red House" by Mark Haddon
Doubleday, US$25.95
Publishes in US June 12, 2012

What is it about?

The novel tells the story of a family through alternating viewpoints. A rich doctor, Richard, invites his estranged sister, Angela, and her family to spend a week with his family at their English vacation home in the country. Of course, tension is high.

Why are we talking about it?

Haddon's first novel, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" was so good that we couldn't help but pick this one up as well.

Who wrote it?

Mark Haddon, the author of Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction award winner and international bestseller "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." He also wrote New York Times bestseller "A Spot of Bother." In addition to this, he has written and illustrated award-winning children's books and television screenplays.

Who will read it?

Fans of Haddon's first novel, fans of dramatic family novels, such as Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" and "Freedom."

What do the reviewers say?

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