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by Andrew Dennis,Matt Haig
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Andrew Dennis,Matt Haig
  • ISBN:
    1598870874
  • ISBN13:
    978-1598870879
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  • Publisher:
    HighBridge Audio; Unabridged edition (January 8, 2007)
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    Genre Fiction
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I'd not heard of Matthew Haig before, but I got this from the Mystery Guild Book Club and it sounded intriguing.

I'd not heard of Matthew Haig before, but I got this from the Mystery Guild Book Club and it sounded intriguing. Essentially a modern and comical retelling of Hamlet, eleven year old Philip Noble first sees the ghost of his dead father at the funeral, who tells Philip that it was his own brother, Philip's Uncle Alan, who had him killed (this is not a spoiler, as it's part of the synopsis printed on the book flap) because he wants the dead.

Home Matt Haig The Dead Fathers Club. And it was only me and Nigel and Sad Sack left and Sad Sack was Andrew Kingsman who everyone called Sad Sack because he was like a sack full of sad things. The dead fathers club, . And it was Jordans turn to pick and he was laughing and said to Mr Rosen Its all right Sir Western can have them. And then everyone started laughing at me and Sad Sack and Nigel Curtain and an aeroplane went over the sky and I wanted to be in the aeroplane I didnt mind where it was going.

The Dead Fathers Club is a 2006 novel by Matt Haig. The book was published in the United Kingdom by Vintage and in the United States by Viking. The story is a retelling of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, and thus an example of intertextuality. The Dead Fathers Club follows the character of 11-year-old Phillip as he's visited by his father Brian's ghost

The Dead Fathers Club book.

The Dead Fathers Club book. A Hamlet retelling with a very fresh, thought-provoking perspective. Okay, I'll admit - when I started reading this book, I initially released an internal groan.

Matt Haig is the internationally bestselling writer of six novels including the forthcoming How to Stop Time (on sale .

Matt Haig is the internationally bestselling writer of six novels including the forthcoming How to Stop Time (on sale February 2018), several award-winning children’s books, and one work of nonfiction, Reasons To Stay Alive. Библиографические данные. The Dead Fathers Club.

The Dead Fathers Club: A Novel. Written by Matt Haig . Narrated by Andrew Dennis. The Dead Fathers Club gives more than a nod towards Hamlet but with a quirky humor all its own. Hilarious and unpredictable, The Dead Fathers Club is full of poignant insights into the strange workings of the world as seen through the eyes of a child. Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. And it started off good. But then it just became more and more boring.

The Dead Fathers Club is an incredibly funny, imaginative, and quirky update of Hamlet that will appeal to fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and establish Matt Haig as a young writer of great talent

The Dead Fathers Club is an incredibly funny, imaginative, and quirky update of Hamlet that will appeal to fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and establish Matt Haig as a young writer of great talent. I say: The Dead Fathers Club is by far the most personal novel of the three I’ve written. I’m sure I’ll never be able to write anything like it again. It nearly gave me a nervous breakdown, to be honest.

Narrated by Andrew Dennis

Narrated by Andrew Dennis. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for ".

Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for "ghost dads" whose murders are unavenged. His father's road accident, it turns out, was no accident at all.Uncle Alan is responsible for his dad's death, and if Philip doesn't succeed in killing his uncle before his dad's birthday, just ten weeks away, his dad's spirit will never rest. So begins Philip's quest to avenge his dad and to save his mum from the greasy clutches of Uncle Alan, who seems intent on taking his dad's place in their lives. But Philip finds himself both uneasy of his mission and distrustful of the ghost that claims to be his father. Plus, he's distracted by Leah Polonius, the gorgeous daughter of Uncle Alan's Bible-bashing business partner. What's a young lad to do?The Dead Fathers Club gives more than a nod towards Hamlet. Hilarious and unpredictable, The Dead Father's Club is full of poignant insights into the strange workings of the world as seen through the eyes of a child.

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I hope it doesn't spoil the story for anyone to point out it is a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet. This fact seems to be widely known, and it was my reason for reading it. The book is required reading for 7th Grade students in my school who are studying the famous play, and experimenting with retellings. It is a fine piece of literature, although I had some problems with it.

For one, it seemed to take forever to get through, and it wasn't packed with enjoyment (like a lot of literature that ends up in classrooms). Matt Haig explored the story of Hamlet closely and with painful depth. Part of me wanted him to deviate from Shakespeare's tragic plot (and I won't say whether he did or did not) even though I was amused at how cleverly he created characters to recast in the roles. Distractedly, I imagined Haig writing himself into a trap where he couldn't stop mirroring Hamlet, and wishing he could follow another objective. Even with my misgivings, the artist earned the 4 stars.

Haig let himself take considerable poetic freedom in the layout of text and frequent absence of punctuation, which certainly required some craftsmanship. I was thrown off a little by his changes of tense, however, because I felt he must have been aware he was doing it, and I didn't understand the purpose for it. A writer with Haig's skill was certainly making careful choices, so the tense switches were a puzzle to solve. Yes, the first-person storyteller was a young boy with a simple voice, but the tense variations weren't consistent, so I felt as though I must have missed something.

I was fairly satisfied with the ending, nevertheless, but almost sensed I could hear the author say, "There! I'm glad that's done!"
Gaxaisvem
I'd not heard of Matthew Haig before, but I got this from the Mystery Guild Book Club and it sounded intriguing. Essentially a modern and comical retelling of Hamlet, eleven year old Philip Noble first sees the ghost of his dead father at the funeral, who tells Philip that it was his own brother, Philip's Uncle Alan, who had him killed (this is not a spoiler, as it's part of the synopsis printed on the book flap) because he wants the dead man's house, wife, and money. Philip's father then sets a task for Philip, one that Philip has to complete within a certain timeframe or doom his father to an unhappy limbo beyond the veil.

The author does a fantastic job of getting and keeping you in a troubled eleven year old boy's head, which can't be an easy feat! So that you get a feel for the narrative, here is how the first chapter begins:

The First Time I Saw Dad After He Died

I walked down the hall and pushed the door and went int the smoke and all the voices went quiet like I was a ghost.

Carla the Barmaid was wearing her hoop earrings and her tired eyes. She was pouring a pint and she smile at me and she was going to say something but the beer spilt over the top.

Uncle Alan who is Dads brother was there wearing his suit that was tight with his neck pouring over like the beer over the glass. His big hands still had the black on them from mending cars at the garage. They were over Mums hands and Mums head was low like it was sad and Uncle Alans head kept going down and he lifted Mums head up with his eyes. He kept talking to Mum and he looked at me for a second and he saw me but he didn't say anything. He just looked back at Mum and kept pouring his words that made her forget about Dad.

It's really darkly funny and innocently touching, and at the end I was left with more questions than when I started, and I assume that's the point...
Ffyan
I have never read a book quite like this. Narrated by an 11-year-old, it's fast paced and engaging. Hard to put down.
Xanzay
An interesting and enjoyable modern day riff on 'Hamlet', the young tortured protagonist in ' ...Club' feels very reminiscent of the young boy in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time'. Young Phillip's tale moves at quite a clip with his Father returning from the dead to tell the boy he must avenge his wrongful death at the hands of his brother, the boy's Uncle. The book isn't nearly as maudlin as it sounds, and is in fact quite funny, and part of the fun is seeing how Haig manages to update the story.
Kecq
Such a cute book for my 12 yr old
Monn
Terrific book! A modern take on Hamlet, set in Northern England, where Elsinore Castle is replaced by a pub. Brilliantly written in the POV of eleven-year-old Philip, whose dad has recently died and appears to him as a ghost. The rest, however, isn't history...
Gerceytone
Matt Haig does it again! Wonderful book!
Wonderful. Modern Hamlet through eyes of a child. Beautifully written, funny, sad, touching, horrifying. Quirky and original take on classic tale.