Book Reviews of The Dead Fathers Club

The Dead Fathers Club
The Dead Fathers Club
Author: Matt Haig
ISBN-13: 9780670038336
ISBN-10: 0670038334
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This was the most interesting fiction book I've read all year. The synopsis above really doesn't do it justice. It's a little hard to read because the main character thinks in run-on sentences.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of the more interesting books I've read this year. The author pretty well captures that attitude and voice of a pre-teen, although sometimes I thought the author sounded younger than 11. Some other readers have commented that the extra, non-essential rantings of the 11-year-old are padding to the story; however, I think the extra stuff is necessary. Because this is really how the 11-year-old ind works. And none of this takes away from the charm of the story. The end of the story could be predictable; however, the reader is left very saddened by it. The quest of the youngster is achieved in the end, but by a very different method than he had in mind. This book teaches a great lesson in how to deal with death and grieving.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this story, it was so fun to listen to. The reader was a perfect voice for the main character. The story moved along really quick, funny dialog and very interesting characters. Laugh out loud moments and you get life from an 11 year olds perspective of life. Very good and very fun to listen to.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is told from the perspective of an 11-year old boy who has just lost his father. At the funeral, his father's ghost appears with unsettling news about how he died and enlists his son's help in seeking his revenge.

I liked the point of view from which this was told. Philip's young voice and logic give a fresh look at this ghostly tale. His loyalty to his father and unquestioning belief in him shines through as he is asked to do the unthinkable.
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Awful book. Got through a third of the book and just couldn't rationalize wasting any more time on it. Just absolutely boring. Expected at least a partially serious, dramatic book and all I found was comedy.
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I was so disappointed. I waited quite a while for this book and it sounded so interesting but I could only force myself to get 1/4 of the way through it before I gave up. The story has no depth. The author only uses punctuation at the end of a sentence which makes it difficult to both read and follow. There is no initial setup at the beginning of the story to guide you along. It is written from a small child's perspective and appears to have been written by a small child.
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too juvenile, writing style too erratic, story immature
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Honestly I did not like this book. I found it a bit annoying. The only reason I finished it was because I thought at the end they may be something more to it. But the worst part about it was that the story is never finished. You are left with so many questions.