Seriously, if you’re a simmer and you don’t watch Curtis Paridis, you should be. Haha. Here’s his Showtime EP review. :)
My take on House Rules by Jodie Picoult. Let me influence your next book choice. I think you’ll like it. ♥
Figured since I read so much, I’d start posting my thoughts after finishing a book. It’ll give me something to blog about and honestly, I’m getting tired of spamming you all with YouTube videos (unless you like that sort of thing, then let me know).
Anyhow, The Lovely Bones is a novel by Alice Sebold who in her own life experience is an AMAZING woman. I also want to read her other novel, Lucky, which recounts her life experiences including her coping with a rape, her use of heroin, and her relationships with men and her family.
The Lovely Bones is a quick read and by no means a challenging one. The voice of the narrator is that of Susie Salmon, a girl that is murdered by a neighbor in her small town. The entirety of this book is her perspective after her death as she follows her family, friends and murderer for almost 10 years as their relationships grow strained or as they grow closer together. Each of them are effected radically different by her death.
This book definitly gives the reader a different perspective on death, but I felt like it could have gone further. The resolutions at the end, while sweet, are almost “too happy” and I was kind of disappointed in the resolution for her murderer. I felt like he needed more for all the horror and fear he had wrought upon his victims and their families. I can see what Sebold was going for, in that the justice (or the revenge I was hoping for) brought upon him was not the focus of the story, but I still felt that the family needed more closure, especially her father who, in my opinion, seemed most effected by Susie’s death.
I give this book a B+. (Also posted on Wordpress.)