Sunday, March 21, 2010

The (Not So) Lovely Bones.

After many weeks of trying to force myself finish The Lovely Bones, I finally accomplished my task this weekend.  When the movie came out, I did what I usually do-- read the book before seeing the movie since the book is almost always better.  However, as most of you will remember, it has been a LONG time since the movie was released.  Yes, that is how long it has taken me to finish this book, when I usually read one every week or two.

It started out good-- a little mystery, a little tragedy, add in a bit of romance and family drama, and it's beginning to look like a winner.  However, not too far into the story and it falls in to a depressing lull, never to recover.  The ending brings no closure to an already sluggish story even though the author tries to tie all everything together in a quick, haphazard fashion. 

Pretty disappointing given the major hype surrounding the book.  Here's hoping The Lovely Bones movie is in that 5% of films that are better than their books.

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