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Alice Sebold

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Alice Sebold was born in Madison, Wisconsin on September 6, 1963. She attended college at Syracuse University. She was raped as a freshman. Her first book, Lucky, is a memoir which tells the story of that event in her life and its aftermath. Following graduation from Syracuse, she went to the näytä lisää University of Houston for her graduate degree and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her other books include The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon. She won the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction in 2003 for The Lovely Bones and the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel in 2002. In 2009 a feature film was released of The Lovely Bones starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Credit: David Shankbone, Oct. 2007

Tekijän teokset

Oma taivas (2002) 35,993 kappaletta
Lucky (1999) 5,785 kappaletta
The Almost Moon (2007) 4,185 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009) — Toimittaja — 362 kappaletta
Sebold, Alice 2 kappaletta
2005 1 kappale
AFORTUNADA 1 kappale
Quase Noite (2008) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Salainen puutarha (1911) — Johdanto, eräät painokset35,477 kappaletta
Lovely Bones - Oma taivas (2010) — Original book — 97 kappaletta
The Secret Society of Demolition Writers (2005) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta

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Author, Alice Sebold has proven herself with the uniquely disturbing, beautifully written book, The Lovely Bones. As such, I gave The Almost Moon a chance. I really did try. But what in the world was I reading? When I hit the point of thinking, “There are far too many good books out there to read bad ones,” I threw in the towel.

So, what about The Almost Moon was such a turn off? The style of writing and the bunny trails that led to who-knows-where until I caught myself writing my grocery list while reading.

The book is dark, twisted, and really strikes a chord into the realm of while we may secretly wish at times our infirmed, demented mother were dead; we aren’t actually going to kill them. Even that was okay with me reading - this is fiction, after all, and Misery (Steven King), was SO good, yet who in their right mind would hobble some poor soul whose car crashed in the woods just so they wouldn’t leave us? But we all loved it. So, why not The Almost Moon? The writing.

Alice Sebold has obvious talent, real talent, talent I wish I had as a writer, but what in the world was this book? Some sheafs of paper should stay a paperweight.

I’m giving this story a 2/5. As for the author, I will try Alice Sebold’s other book at some point down the long road.
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LyndaWolters1 | 180 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
I’m not sure why it took me twice picking up this book before I could finish it; must have been the place I was in - but I enjoyed it very much the second time around. A well-paced, interesting perspective from a girl in heaven seeing how her family copes after her murder.

The previous paragraph was my review left on Goodreads - what a teaser. This is a wonderful book, I heard it became a great movie as well (but I’m always a fan of the book over the movie).

I appreciated how Ms. Sebold intertwined the present-day realism of the story with the heavenly thoughts of the victim; it pulls the reader in and leaves them wanting more.

A really, really good book.
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LyndaWolters1 | 938 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
I read about 10 pages & put it down. I just couldn't get into it. I may pick it up again in the future.
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thatnerd | 180 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2024 |
Very difficult read, the story was haphazard and awkward.
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eboods | 180 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |



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