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Late to the Party

Posted by michaelalreadytaken No Cal (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 9, 07 at 16:06

It seems that I'm always way ahead or way behind some curve or another.

In that vein, I'm finally getting around to reading: The Lovely Bones which has been out for about five years now.

Wow!

(Warning: Be advised that the first few pages of this book are absolute trauma on paper. Seriously!!! It's done as tastefully and non-gratuitously as possible but the subject matter is--rough, very rough.) It falls into the category of 'read one paragraph and then put it down for thirty minutes' and calm down enough to read the next one.

Anyway, I'm not done with it yet but if you've missed this one--as I have--and long for good writing--and can stand it--this is an absolute masterpiece.


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RE: Late to the Party

I still haven't read it. But then, it took me 10 years to finally read "Into Thin Air". I figure I've got another 5 years until I'm ready for this one.


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RE: Late to the Party

The Island shook me up for years.Did a lot of camping so the idea of dozing off and having a wild man attack me was a little frightening.lol


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RE: Late to the Party

I read "The Lovely Bones" a few years ago. I'm afraid it didn't enthrall me as much as it did some people. The ending dismayed me as much as the ending of "Titanic" did. I'll elaborate once you finish it, if you want.


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I'm not finished yet. I hope it isn't a false ending.

Sebold's ability to crystallize emotions within a moment--briefly, succinctly, perfectly, and believably--without adornment--has me enthralled.

She knows her stuff!!!

MichaelAT


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