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Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 0316001821, 0316168815, 0316170720, 0316173223, 0316666343, 0330485377, 0330485385

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Well paced. Characters well drawn. Concise descrip...

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 reading this one however, as I had seen and enjoyed the...

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“COMFORT IN GRIEF”

published 08/03/2005

Unique premise, excellent narration

Mawkishly over-sentimental, unrealistic and a bit ...

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 prominent modern American writers and has been...

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“The Lovely Book”

published 03/12/2004

A beautifully-written, elegantly constructed book.

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 murderer is a neighbour and serial killer...

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Excellent

An amazing book which evokes so much emotion in th...

May be a little disturbing for some readers in the...

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. I had never heard of it before even though it’s...

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Excellent

beautifully written, addictive

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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 been intrigued to find out more. So many...

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Excellent

“LIFE GOES ON... WITHOUT YOU”

published 01/12/2003

Original idea, beautiful writing style

Not as gripping as I would normally like

“My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.” And so begins “The Lovely Bones”, Susie’s story, told as she looks down on the world from her heaven, in the aftermath of her tragic death. Susie’s...

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Good

Interesting aspect, well written.

Sad, not all that riveting.

I was attracted to "The Lovely Bones," a novel by Alice Sebold because it is a best seller. I wanted to share in what everyone else was reading and to see what they thought was good. I chose this one because it had outpaced the sales of any other first novel in memory, 925,000 copies in print...

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Excellent

“Our Dead Never Leave Us”

published 15/04/2010

Captures your heart and mind

Very emotional

The Lovely Bones Our Dead Never Leave Us Until I saw a preview of the film, I have to be honest that I had never even thought of buying this book. I knew I wanted to see the film, though knowing that there was a book I felt that I really wanted to read that first as more often than not, the book...

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Excellent

innovative narrative, touching, well told

some violent and horrific content

Lovely Bones is a story about change and growth, life and death, families and neighbours. Set in a small town in the USA the book chronicles the changes that occur between 1973 and the mid eighties following the brutal murder of Susie Salmon. One of the most intriguing things about the book is...

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Excellent

“A beautiful thing”

published 12/09/2003

A one off story

May be a bit hard to take

I saw this book a while ago and wanted it straight away. The wording on the back was enough to convince me. ‘My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighbourhood. My mother liked his border...

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Excellent

“Not To Be Missed!”

published 11/01/2004

Excellent read!

Upsetting at times!

“My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973” You must agree this is an explosive start to any book, I was horrified and wanted to know why, where and how as I am sure you all would. 14 year old Susie Salmon was...

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“View from heaven”

published 07/07/2004

original ideas

drags on a bit

I was looking for a good book to take on my recent holiday. With a long 8 hour flight and plenty of sun bathing by the pool I needed a book that I could get fully absorbed in. I had read many good reviews about ‘Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold and my sister had also read the book and...

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Super

An Unusual Perspective of Death

An Unreal Last Chapter(s)

The Lovely Bones is written by Alice Sebold, who is an American author. I have read her previous book, Lucky, which is Alice's story of being raped while at college, and how she progressed after that. Certainly the author's real life experiences have helped her write The Lovely Bones. The...

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Excellent

“I can see you.”

published 20/10/2004

A compelling book with solid characters

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The first paragraph of The Lovely Bones contains the sentence “ I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6,1973”. The matter of fact way this is presented to the reader belies the horror that it engenders but sets the scene for the way in which the author tells the story. Susie Salmon was...

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Super

Great read

not one for bedtime reading!

Whilst down at my local Asda the other day feeling sorry for myself (full of a cold)and picking up some Beechams, I had a look through the book section as I was overdue for a new read. I couldn't decide between The Lovely Bones or Catherine Elliot's A Married Man so I've ended up getting both...

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