March 31, 2004
14 Down, 38 To Go

I finished The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold yesterday. The story revolves around the murder of a young girl and its effect on her family friends, and the murdered girl herself (in heaven). After reading the first chapter I was enthralled, Sebold initially sets the scene for a magnificent novel, but the story stutters before picking up in the final third of the book. I would liken the book to a fallen soufflé: a bit dense in the middle, but still filling and full of flavor.

My next book has been on my reading list for a year: Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, by Jane Leavy. With baseball season starting yesterday, I'm ready to take on the story of one of baseball's premier and most enigmatic pitchers.

Posted by david on March 31, 2004

i absolutely agree with what you said about "the lovely bones". i read this book last year and i felt the same way...the ending ended up being very disappointing and cliche but i enjoyed reading it. very emotional and poignant. there are some great parts to that book.

Posted by: mishie on March 31, 2004 01:32 PM

were you distracted by the fact that the main character's last name was salmon, or was that just me?

Posted by: alison on March 31, 2004 02:21 PM

I really appreciate the feedback you give everyone on the books. I'm nearly halfway through Middlesex, and I really like it.

Posted by: kelly on March 31, 2004 03:31 PM

I thought the choice of the family's name (salmon) was a little too easy a metaphor.

I really enjoyed Middlesex, it was the best fiction I've read all year.

Posted by: david on March 31, 2004 08:49 PM

Awful ending aside (it was pretty bad), the book was an excellent read.

Posted by: Scott on April 1, 2004 12:46 PM
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