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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here One book, two rapes How s that for a bargain The book only advertises one Yuck.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, One book, two rapes How s that for a bargain The book only advertises one Yuck.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 unil 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 sta 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 The greatest first 30 pages ever The worst rest. 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 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 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 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 catc Inside the snow globe on my father s desk, there was a penguin wearing a red and white striped scarf When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on the top, then quickly invert it The two of us watched the snow fall gently around the penguin The penguin was alone in there, I thought, and I worried for him When I told my father this, he said, Don t worry, Susie he has a nice life He s trapped inInside the snow globe on my father s desk, there was a penguin wearing a red and white striped scarf When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on the top, then quickly invert it The two of us watched the snow fall gently around the penguin The penguin was alone in there, I thought, and I worried for him When I told my father this, he said, Don t worry, Susie he has a nice life He s trapped in a perfect worldThis book |BOOK ⚈ The Lovely Bones ♶ The Lovely Bones Is The Story Of A Family Devastated By A Gruesome Murder A Murder Recounted By The Teenage Victim Upsetting, You Say Remarkably, First Time Novelist Alice Sebold Takes This Difficult Material And Delivers A Compelling And Accomplished Exploration Of A Fractured Family S Need For Peace And Closure.The Details Of The Crime Are Laid Out In The First Few Pages From Her Vantage Point In Heaven, Susie Salmon Describes How She Was Confronted By The Murderer One December Afternoon On Her Way Home From School Lured Into An Underground Hiding Place, She Was Raped And Killed But What The Reader Knows, Her Family Does Not Anxiously, We Keep Vigil With Susie, Aching For Her Grieving Family, Desperate For The Killer To Be Found And Punished.Sebold Creates A Heaven That S Calm And Comforting, A Place Whose Residents Can Have Whatever They Enjoyed When They Were Alive And Then Some But Susie Isn T Ready To Release Her Hold On Life Just Yet, And She Intensely Watches Her Family And Friends As They Struggle To Cope With A Reality In Which She Is No Longer A Part To Her Great Credit, Sebold Has Shaped One Of The Most Loving And Sympathetic Fathers In Contemporary Literature. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 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 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 I can t review this book by thinking about the plot or about theme and diction, for it is only and truly a series of snapshots, candid and sore, that piece together the lives of living people The delicate sweet soul of a father a grandmother with the heart of an empath a sister whose youth and adulthood travel arm in arm a numb and emptied mother a young girl then grown woman living pierced on the periphery This book is about the people in my life and yours whose very essence is pinned d I can t review this book by thinking about the plot or about theme and diction, for it is only and truly a series of snapshots, candid and sore, that piece together the lives of living people The delicate sweet soul of a father a grandmother with the heart of an empath a sister whose youth and adulthood travel arm in arm a numb and emptied mother a young girl then