Friday, May 04, 2007

Book Review: The lovely Bones

This is a book I have been wanting to read for ages, Joe brought it along time ago for 1p of Amazon Marketplace. He was not too impressed which put me off a little. I brought it to Cameroon with me but Sheila borrowed it for ages so I have only just got the chance to read it. The book is narrated by 14 year old Susie. the second line grips you, I was 14 when I was murdered. She is speaking from heaven. After the explanation of the gruesome murder and talking about how her family are coping I began to wonder who the book would keep up the tempo. In the middle I did get a little board as Susie spends her time watching her family move on from her death. Her father becomes obsessed with finding the murderer as the police can not. Her sister grows up and is doing things Susie never had the opportunity to do. The book gets a little weird(er) near the end where Susie comes to life in another girls body for a while. So I would say this book is alright to fill in time but not a 'must read'.


Ann said...

I agree with you. The book received fantastic reviews here in the States, and so-- though I seldom read novels-- I bought it. I was surprised to find it both strange and slow-moving.

Anonymous said...

Interesting - I have wanted to read this book for a while now. Maybe I won't bother unless I find it in a book exchange somewhere.

I can totally recommend anything by Marian Keyes. I have read quite a few of her books in the last few months. They are laugh out loud, funny, which Alan finds a bit annoying.

Samantha x