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The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
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Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to... show more
Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world."My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316044936 (0316044938)
ASIN: 316044938
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
3.0 The Lovely Bones
I'd seen the movie before picking up the book, and I think a lot of people will have heard about The Lovely Bones. Susie, after being raped and murdered by her neighbor, keeps looking at her family and friends as they try to continue with their lives. I quite liked the concept, but found the story w...
Line Bookaholic
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4.0 # 9 - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This one will definitely categorised in the "books that made me cry". I did not really cry, but my throat was often really tight and my eyes watering. This is a tragic story. So beautifully told. It is sad, but it is also full of hope.Some recents event made me even more emotional about this. But i...
M.J's Blog
M.J's Blog rated it
0.0 The Lovely Bones
DID NOT FINISH.. BORING
Sailing in a Sea of Words
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3.5 Book Review: The Lovely Bones
Book: The Lovely Bones Author: Alice Sebold Genre: Fiction/Slice of Life/Thriller/Mystery/Paranormal/Spiritual/Crime Summary (from back of Little, Brown edition): “My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.” So begins the story...
Book it Chewie
Book it Chewie rated it
4.0
The last time I read this was in either 2003 or 2004, I believe. It's been in my to-read pile for some time now; I was a little hesitant when I pulled its slip of paper from my Unread Books jar, as I a) couldn't remember much about the book except that it stayed with me for some time when I was youn...
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