The Red House

The Red House

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/04/2013
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Synopsis

From the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes a novel about families and secretsTwo families. Seven days. One house. Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks.But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he had. The parents Angela thought she had. Past and present lovers. Friends, enemies, victims, saviours. 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, poignant and deeply insightful about human lives.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099570165
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 281g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Red House
Disappointing
I have read both "The Curious Incident.." and "A Spot of Bother" and really enjoyed them for different reasons as they were both very different. I therefor... READ MORE
Holrs
The Red House
maybe first overwheming success is never repeated
I loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; it's one of my favourite books. I liked A Spot of Bother although it took me some time to get in... READ MORE
quizqueen
The Red House
Family psychology at its best
The Red House was a joy to read. The storyline was interesting, intelligent and beautifully descriptive. The psychological aspect of this book was especial... READ MORE
Barbie Dunford
The Red House
Very much a matter of opinion.
This isn’t the usual type of book that I would read and because of that I think I was expecting a little bit more than I was. Personally, I found myself w... READ MORE
SiobhanC
The Red House
Couldn't put it down
In the first few pages you realise that this novel isn't going to be just like A Curious Incident or A Spot of Bother. Instead, it apologetically and hones... READ MORE
HollyGoLl1ghtly
The Red House
Decent read, lack of main event
One reviewer described; "An almost story about nothing. I kept reading, waiting for the story to begin, for anything interesting to happen". I agree. Altho... READ MORE
Rob J W
The Red House
nothing happens
An almost story about nothing. I kept reading, waiting for the story to begin, for anything interesting to happen and i was left stranded in the middle of ... READ MORE
garybalbibiscuitboy
The Red House
Nice Mood Piece
It’s been a while since I read “A Spot of Bother” and the Curious Incident - so can’t honestly compare them that accurately - but I liked the tone of this.... READ MORE
Derek Duerden