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Just a little too lovely for me to gnaw on its bones

Advantages: Well paced. Characters well drawn. Concise descriptive writing.
Disadvantages: Ties up a little too nicely. Not brave enough.

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold I must admit that I don’t usually like to read a book after I have seen the film that resulted from it. Ninety per cent of the time the books are usually better so it usually works out Ok. I was a bit wary on r ...

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COMFORT IN GRIEF

Advantages: Unique premise, excellent narration
Disadvantages: Mawkishly over-sentimental, unrealistic and a bit soppy

Given the glut of reviews on ‘The Lovely Bones’, it seems that this is a very popular novel. Indeed, this book is one of the biggest selling books of the past twenty years on both sides of the Atlantic. It has made Alice Sebold into one of the most promin ...

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The Lovely Book

Advantages: A beautifully-written, elegantly constructed book.
Disadvantages: Sentimental in places.

Fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon is raped and murdered in a cornfield on her way home from school. Most of her body is never found but there is sufficient evidence for her family – mother, father, brother and sister – to accept that she is dead. Her murde ...

SueMagee 03.12.2004 · Read full review
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My mother liked his flower beds....

Advantages: An amazing book which evokes so much emotion in the reader.
Disadvantages: May be a little disturbing for some readers in the beginning.

The Lovely Bones: Alice Sebold Introduction I saw a trailer on TV a couple of weeks ago for the film which is based on this book, and when my mum told me it was a brilliant book, I couldn’t help myself from going online and buying it from Amazon ...

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Delicately Written & Inspiring

Advantages: beautifully written, addictive
Disadvantages: -

With it getting towards the summer, I am always on the look out for a new book to read and almost always I will opt for something in the chick lit genre. However, I have heard so many good things about this book the lovely bones which is why I have always ...

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