Monday, May 21, 2007

The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig

Wow! This adult novel sucked me in, although I hated the lack of apostrophes and quotation marks. I know, the author did it on purpose to create a sense of voice, blah, blah, blah, but it still makes it hard for an old English teacher to read!
Philip's father dies at the beginning of the book and his ghost comes back to haunt him. The ghost wants Uncle Alan to die (for fixing the brakes on the car and causing the accident). The ghost tells Philip to steal a car and set a gas station on fire. All in all, Philip is one messed up kid and a very distrustful narrator. Who knows what to think. But this book definitely has a wow factor. Highly recommended.

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