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The red house [electronic resource (EPUB eBook)] / Mark Haddon. The set up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites. eBook . Once again Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother, has written a novel that is funny, His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in "Mark Haddon is terrifyingly talented The Red House is thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable entertainment" (Angus Clarke The Times) "Shockingly.
The Red House shows that Haddon is much more than a one-hit wonder: A unique approach to family life and human relationships. Read it!
The eight of them have their own secrets, longings and resentments which only make them as human as you and I. The language and symbolism is weaved very well for a story of a dysfunctional family. The Red House by Mark Haddon is a rollercoaster of emotions and all it works surprisingly well and all adds up at the end of the book.
I would definitely and most certainly recommend this read for the long summer weekend that comes up.
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The most keenly awaited book of the year — the superb new novel by the author of A Spot of Bother and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Mark Haddon.
Against the backdrop of a strange family gathering, Haddon skillfully weaves together the stories of eight very different people forced into close quarters. Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a willful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her.
The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, a staple of family gatherings the world over. Told through the alternating viewpoints of each character, The Red House becomes a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly-guarded secrets and illicit desires, all adding up to a portrait of contemporary family life that is bittersweet, comic, and deeply felt.
As we come to know each character they become profoundly real to us. We understand them, even as we come to realize they will never fully understand each other, which is the tragicomedy of every family. The Red House is a literary tour-de-force that illuminates the puzzle of family in a profoundly empathetic manner — a novel sure to entrance the millions of readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Haddon wends a careful path in this novel between the effervescent comedy of quirky families and the bitter tragedy of dysfunctional ones.
Perfect or not for that holiday with the in-laws.
Satisfying and believable. Haddon writes with a gentle, compassionate sense of irony.
It is a book of minor revelations and slow-release secrets. Never showy, but often lyrically descriptive, he takes the reader with him to the core of this crazy family. He has a true understanding of the human heart. Richard is hoping that something will be resolved or mended or rediscovered over the few days, but his sister has an anger he can't fathom.
The teenagers circle each other cautiously. Eight-year-old Benjy is more intent on throwing sheep poo. Over the course of the week the eight must not only contend with each other but also the lives they have left behind — the actions and secrets that quietly invade the house and the holiday to devastating effect.
Narrated in turns by each character, The Red House is an extraordinary portrait of the complexities of family life, and of eight very different people coming together and falling apart over the course of a week.
Whether he is writing about the teenagers A unique approach to family life and human relationships.
Read it! The cover feels like a cracked china plate, decorated with a clever re-working of the willow-pattern; like the contents, it is subtle and clever. Haddon writes superb books for children, teenagers and grown-ups, and gets every voice in this one dead right.