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We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
We Need to Talk About Kevin
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Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family,... show more
Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781847651747 (1847651747)
ASIN: B003F5NSTW
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Pages no: 471
Edition language: English
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Read With ME (207)
Read With ME (207) rated it
5.0 We Need to Talk About Kevin
I really loved this book although I do question how realistic it actually was...can children really be born evil to the core, as I believe Kevin was in this novel? I'm not completely sure of the answer to that but this book certainly addresses the age old question of nature vs. nurture and leaves me...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
2.0 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Here's the thing. If I can't get past how a story is written, I am not going to enjoy it. At all. The way this book is set up just forced me to struggle through until the very end to get to the final pages of the book. With information parsed out to readers slowly, I think the author was hoping to b...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
Starts really slow. Or better said, it was a drag, to be honest. I was waiting impatiently for Kevin to be born. Eva's voice was OK but the way it was narrated... all over the place. It is when Kevin is born that things get interesting.The movie was good, but now that I've read the book, I think the...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
3.0 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Starts really slow. Or better said, it was a drag, to be honest. I was waiting impatiently for Kevin to be born. Eva's voice was OK but the way it was narrated... all over the place. It is when Kevin is born that things get interesting.The movie was good, but now that I've read the book, I think the...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
5.0 We Need To Talk About Kevin
I picked up this book because it was voted as our book club book for December. I hadn't heard anything about this book previously, but the synopsis sounded really cool. The theme for this month was psychology, and I'm all about that. (Heck yes, Criminal Minds may or may not be my favorite show. It i...
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