Trailer Ú The Lovely Bones PDF by ↠´ Alice Sebold After hearing all the hype about this book, I couldn t wait to read it and discover how amazing it is for myself I was greatly disappointed.
How has this book become such a worldwide success It s slow, boring and there is no real connection with any of the characters I found myself disliking everyone in the book.
The overall idea could have been very good, even though it isn t exactly original, but I just thought the author didn t make the most of this great idea that she had The best part of the book, without meaning to sound gruesome and morbid, was the death scene at the beginning I admit that it was creepy and well told, I read that and geared myself up for a good book But for me, it was as if the story end I worked at Borders forthan a year and I worked the boring ass registers, usually at night whic was always slow I leaned there with my chin in my hand staring at the shelves actually wishing that I could help customers in their purchases It s purely insane, but I think that s what happens anytime you place someone in any kind of confinement The thing is that if I wasn t a register girl, I would have constant actual contact with the books themselves All lunacy aside, one book that I stared at the entire time was this one, cuz it was literally on the number one shelf in the front of the store for a good two years or so It sounded interesting and got good critical reviews despite its sucess with the bookish Oprah watching housewife types So, I REALLY didn t wanna jump on the bandwagon and read it But at the same time I would open it and try But I just didn t get into The greatest first 30 pages ever The worst rest.
Compare contrast with Haaaaaated it I am one of those OCD literary nerds who takes on a war bunker mentality with books that I ve started and dislike I will see this through to the end For The Lovely Bones, I made an exception.
Somewhere, sometime, someone told Sebold she could write That person should be made to apologize to me, in person, and to all other poor souls who were duped into buying this shlock The literary press also needs to break out the cattails for a serious bout of flogging Lev Grossman of Time Magazine is at the top of my flogging docket he called this book a beautiful, sensitive, melancholy novel and repeated that claim a year later in a review for a book called The Dogs of Babel a book just as terrible as The Lovely Bones I can only assume that Mr Grossman confined his reading to the zeros on the check accompanying the publisher s blurb or else has some sort of vitamin deficiency that Two dimensional stereotyped characters Mother living with the regret of losing her independence to the demands of childrearing The tragic loss of a daughter accelerates her departure from those heavy burdens and into the arms of the detective working the case Father obsessed to the point that he neglects the living members of his family destroying his relationship with his wife Only in her absence is he able to fall in love with her all over again Detective his sob story past wife committed suicide explains his devotion to make sense of senseless death by solving cases of murdered women This leads him into the arms of the latest victim s mother who, incidentally, reminds him of his dead wife eww Mrs Singh the exotic, wise, independent, and strong foreigner who calmly
The moment I finished The Lovely Bones, I let out a long, slow and heavy breath.
Because that was some damn satisfying ending.
I strongly believe that if you go into this book thinking it will be creepy, scary, mysterious, fast paced and full of shocking revelations, you will be tempted to put it aside after the first sixty pages It s not only about the pedophilia, rape or murder It s not only about catching the killer And it s definitely not only about punishing Mr Harvey for what he did.
The Lovely Bones follows the family and friends of Susie, a teenage girl murdered by her neighbour We see their reactions and coping mechanisms in full detail We see them fall apart and rise again Some lose themselves, but others find new reasons for existing Many try to find the This book has single handedly shown me that I spend too much time skimming and not enough time really reading and thinking about the books I have been reading I have two kids and so I m busy and I often find myself reading when I am stealing time or tired But that is not even an excuse for this book When i read the book I thought it was pretty good Not great, but not bad I liked the concept and the fact that the girl was the narrator I like a murder mystery, so I liked the suspense of waiting to see if the guy would get caught, etc So when all was said and done and I finished the book, I thought yeah, okay Not bad, but not great Then I went online here and read the other reviews, particularly one by TheDane and I went HEY That s right I mean, the writing alone is something I should have picked up one had I really been payi The Lovely Bones, Alice SeboldThe Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by American writer Alice Sebold It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death The novel received much critical praise and became an instant bestseller A film adaptation, directed by Peter Jackson, who personally purchased the rights, was released in 2009 2003 1382 495 9643740285 1383 1384 1386 21 1382 435 9644423682 1383 421 9645881536.
The book in question is Alice Sebold s The Lovely Bones I m not giving anything away by saying it s a book about a girl the narrator who was murdered That s revealed in the book s second sentence It s also not a big deal to let you know she was raped and murdered by a neighbour, George Harvey That all is related pretty early on What isn t revealed until maybe the last fifty pages is that the girl herself, Susie Salmon, becomes a rapist.
Ideologically, I m not certain which one is worse I could be persuaded.
But the way the book presents the two incidents is markedly different One is revealed in low lights and has a horror edge to it It s seen unilaterally as an evil, wicked deed The other is the book s highlight, the moment at which the author breathes a sigh of relief and says that every Una Historia Asombrosa Y Tierna Acerca De La P Rdida De Un Ser QueridoCuando Conocemos A Susie Salmon, Sabemos Que Ya Est En El Cielo, En Su Nuevo Hogar Desde All Nos Va A Relatar, Con La Inconfundible Voz De Una Adolescente De Catorce A Os, Una Historia Tan Inquietante Como Alentadora La De Su Propio Asesinato A Manos De Un Vecino Y El Proceso De Recuperaci N Por El Que Van A Tener Que Pasar Sus Seres Queridos Tras Su Muerte, Susie Contempla C Mo La Vida Contin A Sin Ella Sus Compa Eros De Colegio Ruan Sobre Su Desaparici N, Su Familia Mantiene La Ilusi N De Encontrarla Con Vida Y El Asesino Se Esfuerza En Borrar Las Huellas Del Crimen Los Acontecimientos Se Suceden Al Tiempo Que Susie Se Va Adaptando A Ese Lugar Llamado Cielo, Un Refugio M Gico Donde Encuentra Consejeros Que Le Ayudan A Entender La Muerte Y Amigos Con Los Que Convivir, Un Nuevo Hogar Donde Halla Todo Lo Que Desea Excepto Lo M S Importante Reencontrarse Con Las Personas A Las Que Ama Y Que Viven En La Tierra Desde Mi Cielo Es Una Historia Asombrosa Y De Extraordinaria Ternura Que Parte De Una De Las Pruebas M S Dolorosas A Las Que, Desgraciadamente, A Veces Tenemos Que Enfrentarnos La P Rdida De Un Ser Querido Pero Es Tambi N Un Relato Lleno De Esperanza Que Nos Habla Del Poder Curativo Del Amor