The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0330511920 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Forager of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire United Kingdom on 2/27/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by Forager from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Taken from the very large book swap in the staff room at Farmors School, Fairford, Gloucestershire, where I left

The Wager
The Age of Innocence
Hokkaido Highway Blues
A Long Petal of the Sea
The Traitors Gate
Notes from a Small Island

I thought this book was brilliant when I read it at the end of 2005. It's incredibly well-written and despite the disturbing subject matter (I wouldn't say this book is for everyone) it left me surprisingly peaceful inside. As the story unfolded I found myself letting go of the short-term desire to see the various ends neatly tied up and taking a broader perspective. I often encounter people who are suddenly bereaved through work (although I've never dealt with a murder and hopefully never will), so there was an added poignancy to this for me. I didn't buy into the whole "heaven" concept laid down by the author (everyone gets their own version and everything they desire) - far too consumerist - but it doesn't distract from the essential story, which is about events on earth as followed (and occasionally participated in) by this disembodied observer. Like the film Flatliners it's the sort of book you have to discuss with others.

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Journal Entry 2 by Forager at 15 Campden Road in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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