The Savages

The Savages

by Matt Whyman


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The Savages by Matt Whyman

They'd love to have you for dinner!They'd love to have you for dinner!
Sasha Savage is in love with Jack Greenway - a handsome, charming, clever...vegetarian. Which would be acceptable if it weren't for the fact that Sasha's family are very much 'carnivorous', with strong views to boot. Behind the respectable family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha's father Titus rules his clan with an iron fist, and although her mother Angelica never has a hair out of place, her credit card bills are shocking and her culinary skills are getting more...'adventurous' by the day. As for Sasha's demonic brother Ivan? Well, after accidentally decapitating a supermodel in their family bathroom his golden boy image is looking wobbly. To the outsider the Savages might look like the perfect family, but there is more to them than meets the eye. When the too-curious private detective Vernon English starts to dig for darker truths, this tight knit family starts to unravel - as does their sinister and predatory taste in human beings...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468308563
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Matt Whyman is a distinctive voice in cutting edge teen fiction. His books include the acclaimed Boy Kills Man and the Carl Hobbes thrillers, Icecore and Goldstrike. He also writes advice columns for numerous teenage magazines, and his books for adults include the comic memoir Oink! My Life with Minipigs.

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"I devoured (there's no other way to put it) The Savages. And they were delicious! Seriously. I absolutely loved the book. It was funny and fascinating, occasionally repulsive, and beautifully written. Also quite thought-provoking, since I have an uneasy relationship with meat-eating, yet can't quite commit to vegetarianism. What I especially loved is how caring and tender the Savage family was. I'll be on the lookout for more of Matt Whyman's writing from here on in. I'm a fan!" —Ellen Potter, author of The Kneebone Boy

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The Savages 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DesPutaski More than 1 year ago
I’ve recently read a lot of discussions about book covers. Do they sell a reader on a book? Do readers buy a book simply based off the cover? Well, this is definitely one of those books that shouldn’t be judged by its cover. Don’t get me wrong, I love the cover; but what you find inside is amazingly creepy and sometimes scary. A word of warning…. if you don’t love British humor then a lot of this book won’t appeal to you. This book was completely unpredictable; dark humor at it’s best. The Savages are cannibals. There’s no secret about that… well, that’s not exactly true. No one outside of their family knows what they really are, but the reader knows just by reading the outside cover. We learn the origins of the family’s cannibalistic ways and we also learn in the very beginning of the book that something terrible happens and their closely guarded family secret is revealed. The journey to that revelation is darkly humorous. Of course, the idea of cannibalism is horrific, but the way it is presented just made me keep turning the pages! The Savages, as a family, are very well thought out and developed characters. Titus is a hard-working father who will do anything to keep his family together. Angelica is addicted to shopping and will do anything to hide her extravagant spending from her husband. Sasha is a typical teenager just trying to figure out who she is and where she fits into the world. Ivan… well, he’s a little sociopath. And little Katya… she’s just a baby so there’s really not much to indulge in as far as her character goes. And Grandpa Oleg… he rounds out the family nicely. The writing is terrific. The plot is executed perfectly. The characters, even minor characters, intermingle with one another flawlessly. Overall this book was a fantastic read. And there is a sequel – American Savage – that has made my summer must read list!
224perweek More than 1 year ago
What a fun read. Strange and a little scary with subtle humor. Coming of age story about a teen girl whose family are cannibals. Can't wait to see if they have anymore adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was too amazing for words! I ate it up in one bite and quickly wanted seconds. I can't wait to see what Matt Whyman does next