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We Need To Talk About Kevin

by Lionel Shriver

I thought that style of writing spoiled what is a good storyline. It seemed that the author was trying to write a book full of literary merit.

Suggested by Susan, Warrington

Tagged with: (if 50 absolutely absorbing boring brilliant compelling, engrossing, fisrt gripping gripping, hard pages!) perserver shocking, work



I would agree with Linda - its the type of book you need someone else to read so you can talk about it with them! It might take a while to get into it but it is worth persevering, I have never read anything like it. Despite an uncomfortable storyline it was so interesting, definitely thought provoking, highly recommended.
I agree with Linda, it was hard to get into I admit but once it got going it was unputdownable, I was absolutely hooked, it was very cleverly done esp as it had an extra twist to the tale that I never saw coming. It was uncomfortable to read, being a mother of a young boy and feeling very responsible for the way he may turn out, but it was compelling. I thought the author was very brave to tackle the subject and did it superbly and with intelligence.
I know you should give a book the chance to get going and only really give up after around 50 pages, however I just couldn't get past the first two! It just didn't grab my interest and I thought that Kevin's Mum was really waffling on.
Are these people mad? It is the most thrilling, absorbing, thought-provoking, moving, un-putdownable book I have ever read.
i found this book dragged on and on

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