I began reading The Lovely Bones (by Alice Sebold) sometime on Tuesday. Although undoubtedly a feminine read (aka, chick lit) this novel pushes those boundaries and has a androgynous, unsentimental feel. So far, a teenage girl is ruthlessly murdered by a neighbor, Mr. Harvey. She “floats” to heaven and proceeds to tell what happens after her death on earth as well as inside her lonely little heaven.
Highlights (so far) include
-Dog finding her elbow
-Mr.Harvey sticking her body in a safe and removing that in a sinkhole
-Me losing my page
-Me spilling something sticky on book
I know that the synthesis blog site (woot woot!) doesn’t usually cover books. However, Sebold has written an inversed novel. I mean, heaven is made to be a dark place and the murder was described as an art. Maybe some 21st century female Edgar Allen Poe type thing? I’ll keep you posted.