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The Lovely Bones

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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 neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet ..."The Lovely Bones" is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places. 'Spare, beautiful and brutal prose ..."The Lovely Bones" is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing.' - "The Times". 'Moving and compelling ...It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you. I sat down in the morning to read the first couple of pages; five hours later, I was still there, book in hand, transfixed.' - Maggie O'Farrell, "Sunday Telegraph". Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.609
MISS  S

Lovely even with bones

by MISS S on Aug 12, 2011

I enjoyed the book but it was a bit slow in places... Maybe it's one of those tomes that requires reading twice to appreciate it fully? Ironically, the film was shown on TV a few days after I'd read the book... and I was very glad I'd read the book first as I thought the film was rubbish. The book seller was great! Great price, well packaged and arrived speedily :-)

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Jean  M

Lovely Bones

by Jean M on Aug 27, 2010

Fascinating and very different - well worth a read

garyc
by garyc on May 28, 2010

I hope the movie is better than the book. From what I read, I would not be inspired to watch it.

kenya
by kenya on Mar 11, 2010

Awesome!!! Excellent!!! One of the best books I have read so far. Excellent vocabulary. Emotional and thought-provoking. I couldn't put it down, then I didn't want it to end.

LMCA

The Lovely Bones

by LMCA on Feb 25, 2010

I read it as part of my book club and everyone agreed it was a good book. Everybody found something they liked about it.

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