Friday, January 22, 2010

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

If a book started with the rape and murder of a teenage girl, you could be forgiven for assuming you were reading a script for Law and Order SVU. The fact is that this story isn’t a murder mystery or a detective novel.
“My name is Salmon, Like the fish’ Susie introduces herself but before she can tell us more about herself her story is over, or is it?
Susie floats away to heaven after her death and watches over her family. She sees them as they try and fail to cope with her death and as they move along with their lives. She watches as her mother has an affair, brought on by her father’s in ability to let go of her, her sister’s love life and the life her killer leads after the murder.
I don’t want to give too much away but this story is heart warming, dramatic and despite it’s theme a feelgood novel that I think no one should miss.

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