Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Book #9 - We Need to Talk About Kevin

I finally finished another book! What a slow month it's been! Various things have been keeping me busy but Bailey has been, and is, the main distraction. He's a real attention seeker (hard to believe the first day he came to us he was cowering under the sofa) so unless he's sleeping he thinks my sole purpose in life is to feed him and entertain him!! Amazing I get anything done! :P

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Winner of the Orange Prize 2005

Rating: 3.5

It took me a little while to get into, but once I did it was a compelling read. It’s an intelligent story, not only looking at the taboo of a mother disliking her own child, but it provides plenty to ponder about the nature vs. nurture debate, made all the more difficult by both parents of the seemingly evil Kevin, being extremely flawed. Dark, complex and thought-provoking!

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