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The Lovely Bones

Lu par : Alyssa Bresnahan
Durée : 11 h et 35 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)
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Description

More than 2 million copies sold by Picador, more than 8 million around the world - now a film by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, Heavenly Creatures)

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer.

This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet . . . The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places.

©2002 Alice Sebold (P)2002 Recorded Books LLC

Critiques

"Spare, beautiful and brutal prose . . . The Lovely Bones is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing." ( The Times

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  • Lia
  • 09/10/2014

Unexpected

Resisted this book for a long time, didn't want to read about a child being murdered. That said, I was surprisingly relieved that the story really does not focus on the actual event as much as it does about a family's struggle to survive and heal in the aftermath and the girl, though deceased, is very much present in a spiritual way.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Carol
  • 05/02/2010

Way too long

the story was enjoyable for the first three quarters of the book, but the last third just went on and on and on. 15 minutes describing the wet washing on the line or the organization of a vegetable patch. could have been 2 hours shorter.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Mark
  • 25/11/2018

Moving and comforting

An awful event provides insights and suspense as well as an honest view of how tragedy can change us for good

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • LINZI
  • 24/05/2017

Not what I expected but good.

A life story as narrated by a murdered girl. Well you have to expect weird but somehow this was weirder than I expected. I think the main issue was it was so ordinary. The parents were fallible, there were no perfect heros, the killer is a sad little weed - not a brilliant psychopath, and justice is somehow unfullfilling. But in the midst of all this life goes on and is beautiful. Love endures and rebuilds all observed by the murdered girl trying to come to terms with her new place in the scheme of things. Odd, grounded, thoughtful. I enjoyed this one.

  • Global
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  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Adelise
  • 22/03/2014

Disappointing

Good start but then trailed off. Such a shame. The reader was good but she could not save the story from its disappointing conclusion.

  • Global
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  • e
  • 03/09/2013

Fabulous Narration

The narrator was absolutely brilliant, I will be looking for other books that she narrates, her intonations, the ability to clearly define the character voices made this an effortless, highly enjoyable listen. The fastest I have listened to a book yet!!

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Chandon
  • 28/11/2012

a roller coaster ride .....

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lovely Bones to be better than the print version?

When we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven and tells us about her short life story on earth. How life was for her before being abruptly murdered. She looks down to us from this peaceful place called “Heaven” and carries readers through a journey that will end her life on earth. Susie Salmon was raped and murdered by her neighborhood, Mr. Harvey who is a sexual predator /killer serial.
The event is viewed and told from a dead girl’s perspective, which makes this book unique and unusual.
The crime description is not unbearable. Susie bears a smart outlook on what has happened to her on earth. Readers are carried through the event at the same as Susie as she does the following days, months and years. Besides, Susie tells the story with a great sense of humor so we are not crying as we are experiencing how though is for her family to deal with her death.
This story is not just about the grief of those left behind, but also about Susie’s coming to terms with her loss of life. Navigating through this book has been a roller-coaster ride. I truly recommend it for those of you who are looking for a funny, gloomy and great book to read.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Rasha
  • 09/04/2010

Good, but...

The Lovely Bones is a nice, painful story. The last few chapters just dragged on. I don't think heaven was done justice in the description. I found it a bit too much having heaven depicted as a boring place and the souls of the dead feel bored there! Besides, what was the reason for the final chapters if it didn't lead to anything related to the murder?

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Charmaine
  • 22/02/2010

Could not put down

A refreshing look at a crime novel.Ienjoyed every second of it. Excellent value for money

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Carmen
  • 05/11/2010

Boring

What a drag of a book!
I regreted buying it pretty soon but I decided to give it a go anyway... I can't say that I recommend it... to put it that way.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • CRoth1964
  • 10/09/2010

A recommendable story

I had already read the (paper) book several years back, and I decided to listen to the story again to refresh my memory. The story started straight with the fact that young Suzy had passed away and the details thereof. I fully understood the characters and could identify with them. Suzy's narration was very touching and direct, she could watch everything that was happening from "her heaven". I liked the story, but found that it sometimes dragged on too long and was a bit long winded and at stretches somewhat boring. Perhaps this was due to the fact that I already knew the storyline? All in all, a recommendable audio book, and a very able and suitable reader.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mike
  • 10/04/2010

Berührend

Eine wundervolle und berührende Geschichte, die aus einer ungewöhnlichen Perspektive erzählt wird. Aus dem Stand eines meiner Lieblingsbücher geworden und ich freue mich sehr, dass ich die deutsche Version (die es leider noch nicht als Hörbuch gibt, aber ich will sie jetzt eh lesen) noch nicht kenne und so noch komplett vor mir habe. :-)

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Krisztina Nemeth
  • 05/05/2010

Idee zwar Interesant aber zu langatmig, nicht spannend, nicht interessant.

Idee zwar Interesant aber zu langatmig, nicht spannend, nicht interessant.

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