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ISBN: 1415945950 / ISBN-13: 9781415945957

The Almost Moon

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This book is from the bestselling author of "The Lovely Bones".'When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.'For years, Helen Knightly ... Show synopsis

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  • The Almost Moon (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2007)
    by Alice Sebold, Joan Allen (Read by)

    The Almost Moon

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape
    2007
    English

    ISBN: 1415945950
    ISBN-13: 9781415945957

    With fierce intelligence and emotional intensity, Alice Sebold brings us a searing portrait of a mother-daughter bond that descends into murder. Clair and Helen Knightly are a parent and child locked in a relationship so unrelenting that they have become the center of each other's worlds. But as this electrifying novel opens, Helen crosses a boundary she never thought she would approach. And while her act is almost unconscious, it somehow seems like the fulfillment of a lifetime's unspoken wishes. Over the next twenty-four ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 2.750
hpyon

Boring.

by hpyon on Jul 28, 2008

You would think that a book about a psychopath killing her mother, a book full of sex and violence and insanity, should be interesting. I found myself really bored with this one and had to stop reading it about 80 pages in. The pace is sluggish, with confusing flashbacks that sometimes have nothing to do with the plot. The main character's violent desires are a bit cliche. It was so difficult to pay attention that I suddenly found myself not knowing who some of the minor characters were. This is the first book I have read by Alice Sebold, and I hope her other books aren't this terrible.

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djesquire

Seriously sick

by djesquire on Feb 12, 2008

I've read all of Alice Sebold's books. I found Lucky to be honest and interesting. The Lovely Bones was disturbing, but also interesting. Her new book, The Almost Moon, is really over the top. The narrator kills her Mother, who has characteristics that Sebold used to describe her own mother in Lucky. After killing her, she attempts to put her in a freezer, but decides she cannot dismember her. She then has a few sexual encounters with her best friend's much younger son. She plans to commit suicide, but then decides the wait out the police and be arrested. Alice should really seek additional therapy!

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aparajito

An Almost Success

by aparajito on Nov 27, 2007

Alice Sebold, who had a dazzling debut in 'The Lovely Bones', unfortunately seems to have fallen prey to the second-novel syndrome. While both 'Lucky' and 'The Lovely Bones' were masterpieces, showcasing a major new talent who could write heart wrenching brutal and tender prose, she seems to have lost her way somewhat in trying to break new and unfamiliar ground in 'The Almost Moon'. What seemed effortless and heartfelt in her earlier books is almost detached and voyeuristic here, and she seems to be relying more on shock value than on the strength of her narrative. Helen, the first person protagonist, kills her mother in the first line of the book and seduces her best friend's son in the next few pages, but still, one gets the feeling that nothing much is going on.

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donna

A recommendation with reservations

by donna on Nov 1, 2007

This story describes a family that puts the dys in dysfunctional. It is a dark look at mental illness and the relationship between a mother and daughter and also to her father. It opens with the killing of the mother by her daughter who has been her caretaker in her old age. Do not compare with The Lovely Bones. This is totally different except that both are dark and neither one is uplifting. Well written and compelling.

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