We Need To Talk About Kevin: (Film Tie-In Edition) (Five Star Paperback)

by Lionel Shriver | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1852424672 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Heaven-Ali of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 12/11/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, December 11, 2010
I read this book back in 2005 and thought it the most compelling and wonderfully written book. The characters are brilliantly portrayed, and yet you loathe them. It's the writting that is the real star of this book though, and the tough uncompromising nature of the story.

Journal Entry 2 by Heaven-Ali at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, December 17, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (12/17/2010 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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for my BcBirmingham secret santa partner - enjoy!!

Journal Entry 3 by Katweeble at Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, December 19, 2010
Not sure that looking forward to it is the right statement, but thanks for this 2nd wish list book

Journal Entry 4 by Katweeble at Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, April 11, 2011
Certainly a thought provoking book, with a twist at the end that surprised me even though, when thinking back, it was telegraphed throughout the book. This is not a functional family, but I also felt some sympathy for the mother and Kevin, but less for Franklin (probably because the voice is that of the mother??)

Shortly before his sixteenth birthday Kevin Kathchadourian kills seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher. He is visited in prison by his mother Eva , who narrates n a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing.

Journal Entry 5 by Katweeble at Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, May 08, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (5/8/2011 UTC) at Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Posting to Sharun - hope you enjoy it

Journal Entry 6 by Shahrun at Southwark, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Got this wish granting RABCK from the very kind KatWeeble. Thank you very much this book is a part of my quest to read my way through The Whilcoulls Top 100 List (2010 - As voted for by New Zealanders). I will read and release.

Journal Entry 7 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, January 28, 2016
What an intense, harrowing, and thought provoking read. The format of the book is a series of letters written from a Wife to Husband is brilliant. It allows a level of intimacy - which at times made me so uncomfortable, as it felt like I was covertly reading some ones diary - that I don't think could bad achieved any other way. Letter writing is a completely different style of writing.

Eva is desperately soul searching where and how her life had gone so wrong. Throughout most of the book I really felt like she was the hard done by victim. Then toward the end I had a (stupid) look at the Reading Group questions which made me question everything. Nothing seamed so clear cut any more. How honest are most people really with themselves? It's amazing how everyone involved in a situation can all have completely different views on what happened and why.

In the end I'm not sure quite what I got out of this book (even though the journey was fascinating). But I think the letters were self therepy for Eva (and yes, I know she isn't real). Still - amazing!

Journal Entry 8 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Friday, January 29, 2016
Sent to me as a wishlist book trade, received via the mail on 29th January 2016. Thanks!!

Journal Entry 9 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This is an amazing and well written book charting the marriage, childraising, pending divorce and ultimate destruction of a family, with the eldest child Kevin resorting to mass murder. Quite chilling, and although utterly detestable, can't quite help feeling a tad sorry for the kid.

Journal Entry 10 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (4/14/2016 UTC) at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom

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Mailed on to a fellow bookcrosser as a wishlist wish granted!!

Journal Entry 11 by devon612 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Saturday, May 14, 2016
Thank you Andrea99!! So nice of you to send one of my wishlist books! I've already started reading it! :-)

Journal Entry 12 by devon612 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Saturday, July 16, 2016
This took me a little while to get into but once Kevin was born I was hooked from there. Very thought-provoking book.

Journal Entry 13 by devon612 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (8/23/2016 UTC) at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA

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On it's way to MmeClinton. Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 14 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Received yesterday from devon612 down in Florida to satisfy one more wish list book! I did see the movie and so know the story, which is horrific and yet logical.... still wanted to read the book, as Lionel Shriver is a fine mind and a fine writer, so I look forward to it. The book is still in great shape after so much international travel!

Journal Entry 15 by wingMmeClintonwing at Little Free Library, Main St. in South Berwick, Maine USA on Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/8/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Main St. in South Berwick, Maine USA

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putting in the Little Free Library of South Berwick in front of Central School

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