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This review is from: The Lovely Bones (Hardcover)I loved the idea of this book, Sebold's story of a family from the perpsective of the dead teenage daughter, stuck in what seems like limbo. The slightly macabre subject of the girl's murder is dealt with in a strangely matter of fact way, no disturbingly realistic descriptions one might find in a Patricia Cornwall novel, nor any sentimental brushing over of the details. This novel is dreamy, yet realistic, so realistic that i found myself wondering how accurate Sebold's take on heaven may be.
This book allows us to see the lifelong consequences of tragedy and makes you look ponder heaven and earth, life and death and mortality.
It started out promisingly but by the end I found it all a bit much to take and I started to get a little frustrated witrh the author's evasiveness about the murder. I think the novel really lost it when the whole swapping fiasco took place, everything up till then was believable.
Still, a very interesting read, very different to whats out there at the moment