Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Review #466 - The Savages (Savages #1) 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 Rating: 4/5

For some reason before reading this book I had assumed it was about a vampire family. So when I found out it was actually about cannibals I was both equally intrigued and slightly horrified.

Cannibalism, which would normally be considered a somewhat dark subject matter, was lightened significantly by the author's wit and humour. 

The Savage family were all equally portrayed which I liked because it would have been easy to focus predominately on one particular member.

The other points of views covered like the investigator and the psychologist gave an all rounded portrayal of the story.

This book was definitely not fast paced, but it wasn't particularly slow either. It did however take me significantly longer to read than it would normally a book of this size.

The whole vegetarian v meat eaters battle was quite humorous because both parties had such extreme views on the matter.  

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