Monday, 16 March 2009

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

DATE PUBLISHED: 2003 DATE READ: February 2009 (audiobook) NOTES: I had resisted reading this book as I dislike the initial premise of a dead rape victim telling her story from heaven. But I decided to listen to it while on holiday. Oh dear, it was all just as bad as I feared. I found the whole thing very twee and unsatisfactory. The idea of examining how a family copes after a tragedy is fine but having them spied on by the girl in heaven was just too ludicrous. I think I missed some bits on the final disc when I fell asleep in the sun but I couldn’t be bothered to go back and listen again. What a load of tosh!

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