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201. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (Serpent’s Tail)

Kevin Katchadourian killed seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher, shortly before his sixteenth birthday.

He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband Franklin, the story of Kevin’s upbringing.

A successful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother.

Once Kevin is born, she experiences extreme alienation and dislike of Kevin as he grows up to become a spiteful and cruel child. When Kevin commits murder, Eva fears that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become. But how much is she to blame? And if it isn’t her fault, why did he do it?

Just finished this book - took me a bit to get into but it got under my skin and l couldnt put it down.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 19, 2006 10:58 AM by Purdy ]

202. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Anyone of you remembers what is the title for the travelling book who travels to Ukraine and is listed for the Orange Prize nominees? Couldn't remember its name...

203. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Its something to do with Tractors isnt - the History of Tractors in the Urkraine or summat like that?

Whats the plot line? The title intrigues me!

204. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

That was such a funny book, i finished it a few weeks ago, do you want me to send it on to you ?? i wrote the name of the author on the previous page ..

205. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Oh Nikki that would be great - l think you have my address but if not PM me and l can send it to you! Thank you.

206. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

Its something to do with Tractors isnt - the History of Tractors in the Urkraine or summat like that?

Whats the plot line? The title intrigues me!

Yep, something to do with Tractors...the stories looks funny while the writer bumped into many people and related those funny stories...

That was such a funny book, i finished it a few weeks ago, do you want me to send it on to you ?? i wrote the name of the author on the previous page ..

Really? Am looking into it...thanks...;)

207. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

I am so eagerly to know any interesting 2nd hand books/used books bookstores in your place....let's list it out:
In my country:(which I had visited)
1. Payless
2. Skoob

What about yours?

208. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

Oh Nikki that would be great - l think you have my address but if not PM me and l can send it to you! Thank you.

you should get it in the next few days ! enjoy !

209. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 10y

I am reading the Devil Wears Prada. I dont own anything Prada, but it is one of those gulity pleasure reads. Very gossipy and trendy and very labeled. I cant wait to watch the movie.

210. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Anyone of you who can get good and cheap used French books - children literature as well??? PM me if you do. Thanks

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