Sunday, November 18, 2007

More "Read at your own risk" books

Here are a few more that have very questionable material. It's up to you whether you want to read them or not.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I get the impression that this is a very popular book. I don't really get it. I listened to this one on CD's and I don't remember it well because I don't retain what I hear as well as what I read. I just remember that a teenage girl is raped and murdered (and I think cut up into pieces). Yeah. Why I finished listening to it is beyond me. I don't know what I was thinking. The rape and murder are graphic. Awful. Enough said. Rating: 5.5.5

Thanks to my cousin Charlotte for the next two reviews.

Fade by Robert Cormier (YA Fiction)
"This is a depressing story about a guy who has the ability to become invisible. Cormier uses some horrific examples to show how the gift of invisibility would actually be a curse and a burden. I'm opposed to censorship, but I'd be hesitant to let my kid read this book."
Rating: 4.4.2 Review by Charlotte

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
One of those that couldn't be finished. Charlotte liked it for its humour, depth, and compassion but it was just too graphic and disturbing for her. Rating: 4.4.4


Charlotte said...

Thanks for the Lovely Bones review-it does seem popular, so now I'll know to steer clear.

And thanks for posting my reviews: I feel famous now!

Maw Books said...

Whatever you do STAY AWAY from her new book The Almost Moon! It was horrible!!! Not only was it badly written but this woman has sex three times (graphic) within 24 hours of killing her mom!