Thursday, 14 July 2011

The Lovely Bones - my book review

The Lovely BonesThe Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Lovely Bones is like the Bible. Not much feeling, but continuous descriptions chucked at your face. Once you think about it, you don't really know Susie feels towards being murdered. Any normal person would be bawling their eyes out, but here is Susie Salmon (like the fish), calm as a pond of ice.

The transition from gruesome to pleasant scenes can be shocking to the mind at times. You jump from Susie's explicative homicide to her illustrating the niceness of her heaven. Huh?

I was impressed with the descriptions of the characters, particularly of Abigail, also known as Ocean Eyes... The several strolls down the memory lane were enjoyable. They brought Susie's tale to life: her games with Lindsey, saving Buckley's life.

It's no wonder The Lovely Bones got transformed into a movie. It is utterly beautiful. But not quite my style. Still gratifying though.

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