4 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A clever concept with poor execution
, 15 Jan. 2009
This review is from: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Paperback)
Having not heard a bad word said against it I had high hopes for this book, but I was greatly disappointed. The whole novel is ruined by a whiny protagonist. Ok, her son has gone bonkers at school with a gun and ended up in juvi. Furthermore her husband has left her. But I still could not muster any sympathy for her. The book is written in the form of letters to her ex-husband that are so overly sentimental and vomit inducing. "Oh my dearest darling..." - you get the picture. In painful detail they disect where things may have gone wrong and frankly I could stomach it no longer; I flicked to the end and returned it to the library in disgust. Don't bother.
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