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The Lovely Bones | Paperback

Author: Alice Sebold | Format: Paperback

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  a book that makes you think deeply about life and death

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This book is well-written telling a story of a life after death which many of us would wish for; surrounded by what you loved in life on earth, in my opinion the book is much better than the film but can drag in parts. Would recommend

  Great book

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A beautifully written novel, which is gripping and can easily leave you reading large chunks in one sitting. At times it does lose its flow and I often found myself having to re-read the page before to find my place in the book. So not a classic but still a great book- I would recommend this to others but would not go as far as reading another novel by the same author.

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  Very intriguing

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This was a very gripping story, I just wanted to keep going to see what happened next. I thought the way the story was told was great, and well thought out. Although I personally was disappointed in the end, I would recommend it to others.

  Beautifully written

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Alice Sebold is a very gifted writer, the structure and use of comparisons in this book are truly mind blowing. It can be tough going in some parts, with too much in-depth detail about things that aren't really key to the story but that is only on a few occasion. This is a beautiful story and deeply thought provoking!

  oh my...

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loved it! the characters, the story, the setup, the presentation... loved it! although I didn't have much time I always managed to read some pages during the day.

  dreadful

| | See all Fraziel's reviews (4)

I read a lot and always try to finish a book no matter if it is poor or not but this was a struggle. I hated it. It was tedious slush.

Really disappointing that the search for the killer seemed to be secondary to long winded tedious narrative about the murdered girl watching her sister and her school pals have their first kiss, fall in love etc from a heaven that sounded anything but. The bit where she comes down from heaven to occupy her friends body has to be the most cringe worthy and ludicrous thing i have ever read.

The book isnt even especially well written and has some really silly lines in it. " one day I was scanning earth" springs to mind. This was the description of the main character sitting up in heaven scanning the planet like some kind of super hero.

A complete waste of several hours of my time and to be avoided unless you like dull overly sentimental twaddle.

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  dreadful

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I read a lot and always try to finish a book no matter if it is poor or not but this was a struggle. I hated it. It was tedious slush.

Really disappointing that the search for the killer seemed to be secondary to long winded tedious narrative about the murdered girl watching her sister and her school pals have their first kiss, fall in love etc from a heaven that sounded anything but. The bit where she comes down from heaven to occupy her friends body has to be the most cringe worthy and ludicrous thing i have ever read.

The book isnt even especially well written and has some really silly lines in it. " one day I was scanning earth" springs to mind. This was the description of the main character sitting up in heaven scanning the planet like some kind of super hero.

A complete waste of several hours of my time and to be avoided unless you like dull overly sentimental twaddle.

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  A good read that makes you think!

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I enjoyed this book better than the film to be honest. It is a very insightful, imaginative book that really does make you think about life and death and what may come after!

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  Excellent Read

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I bought this book after reading reviews that it was better than the film. It arrived yesterday and i have finished reading it already. It is a heartbreaking story but one that you cant help but be interested in. These types of horrible things happen on a daily basis and most of us are oblivious to it. A very well written book - would recommend to anyone

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