Book report

January 30, 2003 - 6:50 pm 3 Comments

I just got through reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. It took me about 4 hours to read. I feel a bit gypped when I finish a book that’s supposed to be one of the best written in years that quickly.

It’s about a girl who was raped and killed and who narrates the story from heaven. The first part of the book was very interesting, the second part was long and drawn out with constant, seemingly unrelated, and extraneous scene shifts, and the last part was simply bizarre, as if the author wasn’t quite sure where to go with the story.

I wouldn’t recommend buying the book, but you could borrow it from a friend or the library.

The top books that I’ve read in the last year are still Boy’s Life, by Robert McCammon; House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski; and From a Buick 8, by Stephen King. Any one of those is worth the purchase price, most especially Boy’s Life, where the prose is nearly as melodic as Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles.

3 Responses to “Book report”

  1. Brittany Says:

    I just completed the same book, it took me 3 days. The Lovely Bones, was an ok book, but I do agree with you about the ending. Mr. Harvey part was odd, you would think that they would have caught on sooner.. Other than that, I thought the book was ok.

  2. lysa Says:

    this book was one of the best books ever and it only took me 3 hours.

  3. Holly Says:

    it took me a couple hours to read, but i did enjoy the book. I just kept in mind that it took place in the 70’s and that people didnt really think the same way we do back then