The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330485385 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MonkeCatcher of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 12/13/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MonkeCatcher from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, December 13, 2005
An absolutely beautiful book. Uplifting and yet saddening at the same time. It does get a little wierd at the end, which ruined the book a little bit for me, but I still highly recommend it. Gorgeous novel.

Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Picked up at last night's meetup. I've heard so much about this book, so when MonkeCatcher put it on the table last night I grabbed it straight away :-) Mt. TBR is growing ever larger...

Nice to meet you, MonkeCatcher, and hope to see you again at future meetups.

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, January 01, 2006
I didn't really expect to enjoy this book; when something is as overly-hyped and talked about as this was, I'm usually disappointed, so I've learnt to approach such books with prepared for the worst. Plus there was the whole "girl watching over her family from heaven" aspect which had the potential to become very schmaltzy. But I still wanted to read it, just to find out what all the fuss was about. And to my pleasant surprise it did turn out to be worth reading - it was an interesting slant on a story of a family recovering from loss, and heaven turned out (to my relief!) to not be too saccarine-laced or filled with angels. Spoiler follows (highlight to read): I was glad too that the author resisted the temptation to have Susie in some way lead the police to her body. I really liked the fact that they never found her body, yet her family were able to start the process of rebuilding their lives anyway. I still wouldn't say it was a great book, and there were a few aspects that were a bit annoying, but overall very readable.

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Given back to MonkeCatcher at tonight's meetup so she can turn it into a bookring (even though I didn't get your email until I got home after the meetup - it was just luck that I brought it along anyway).

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Journal Entry 5 by MonkeCatcher from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I will be turning this into an international bookring - please PM me with location and shipping preferences if you are wanting to join

Journal Entry 6 by MonkeCatcher from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Sorry - bookring cancelled because of lack of interest (it appears that there is another one already being run at the moment). I will set up another in a couple of months :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
just got given book 2day looking 4 reviews

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