We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF)


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    We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lionel Shriver I am a little apprehensive as to how I should begin this review there are so many things to talk aboutFirst of all I consider this to be truly a great work of literature not simply fiction As a great writer of my native language said The real story is on the unwritten pages; that is it is the gaps the pauses and

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    review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lionel Shriver We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) Overwritten Arduous BoringSeeing as We Need to Talk About Kevin is famous for being such a gritty disturbing read I always expected to love it in a sick twisted kind of way Unfortunately it is not what I expected at all I ha

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    review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lionel Shriver Lionel Shriver ´ 5 Read & Download We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) The pull uote on the cover of the edition I read suggests that it's impossible to put this book down That's almost entirely false Out of the book's 400 pages the first 300 were kind of like pulling teeth Creepy maternal teeth The last 100 pages however were actually and physically impossible to look away from and the brisk pace of the climax after so many pages of buildup actually created a really wonderful com

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) A novel that's elegant overly articulate yet VERY readable So much dexterity is on display here Damn what an am

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    Lionel Shriver ´ 5 Read & Download We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) This book is just devastating and devastatingly good I've just finished it and had a little cry on the balcony in the bright sunshine thinking about my mom and motherhood and blame self recrimination guilt and remorse and parental love and the painfully ambiguous sometimes tortured complexity of it allAnd that

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lionel Shriver Lionel Shriver ´ 5 Read & Download I did not like this book Honestly what was to like about it? The topic is horrifying the characters are hateful and not just the characters that commit mass murders and the writing style is the worst of all From t

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) Immediate reaction after reading I’m so horrified that I feel sick and I’m nearly crying not because of Kevin but for

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    review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lionel Shriver We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) Lionel Shriver ´ 5 Read & Download Some readers really don't like this book and I'm not entirely sure whyMaybe it's because I'm not a mother and I did find it believable that Eva doesn't love her son completely Maybe it's because I enjoy the big words that were used in the letters and found it believable that she would write this wayMaybe I'm a sucker for good endings and this one ended with a bangI think the writing was superb and despite it being a hard book to

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) This book should be sold at the pharmaceutical counter right next to birth control pills I can’t think of a better deterrent for unwanted pregnancy It did a great job of confirming a few truisms maternal instincts are not a given some children are just born bad and the worst mistake a couple can make is to allow a child to divide them It’s the story of Kevin a lethal mix of nature and poor nurturing resulti

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    characters We Need to Talk About Kevin We Need to Talk About Kevin (PDF) review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lionel Shriver I've started this review 6 times now and each time I've deleted it because it doesn't uite convey the right thing I think the problem is that I'm not sure just what that thing is But one thing I do know is that I love books that make me feel like this that I don't know what I need to say but I need to say something to talk about this with someone because this book won't keep uiet in my mind feeling I guess it's lucky that this wa

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characters We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver ´ 5 Read & Download Summary Ë We Need to Talk About Kevin 105 Bes the upbringing of this than difficult child and reveals herself to have been the reluctant mother of an unsavory son As the schisms in her family unfold we draw closer to an unexpected climax that holds br. This book is just devastating and devastatingly good I ve just finished it and had a little cry on the balcony in the bright sunshine thinking about my mom and motherhood and blame self recrimination guilt and remorse and parental love and the painfully ambiguous sometimes tortured complexity of it allAnd that is underselling itSuffice for now to say you might not enjoy this if You believe that a lack of maternal instinct or feeling is a character flaw or a moral failing You come out soundly on the nurture either side of the naturenurture continuum You believe parents always at some point and for most things need to be held accountable for their child s behaviour You seek the anxiety uelling solace that pat sociological and psychological theories and labels offer post partum depression sociopathy unconditional positive regardThis novel should I hope blast through any of those preconceptions some of which at some times in my life I ve believedShriver turns all of this on its ear and twists some literary and plot conventions to her own purposes at the same time She is steadfast and clear eyed in her determination to dismantle the blame the parents catechism that passes for analysis and explanation of that which is inexplicable in this case a school shooting and the lives events and choices that led to it To do so she creates characters who are unlikeable sometimes deeply so but oh so human even Kevin Unless you re a sociopath which I think is one of her points you cannot help but empathize with each of them at times hate them at others give them the benefit of the doubt freuently too freuently perhaps which is anotherWhether or not you are a parent I am not you cannot help but feel that you ve been given a rare insight into someone s worst nightmare because you have whatever angle you are viewing from and there is nowhere to go to depersonalize or escape itShriver sidles up to her characters cycling through the subjectivity of a first person narrative from a defense into a self flagellation into an exposition Though the jig was up half way through for me in terms of one of the last plot twists it didn t matter and didn t detract from the facility with which the author employed the epistolary style and the emotional punch it levelledEva s retrospective self analysis through a lens tinged by tragedy guilt and shame gives us a perspective into events and motivations both in hindsight and as they unfold retaining the immediacy and intensity that only a first person account can provide It happened but it is never past because the telling makes it happen in perpetuity which is exactly how trauma works Because of who she is Eva is able to present with alarming clarity that which is unambiguously evil and therefore that which remains ambiguous is doubly so Shriver does not let anyone off the hook these characters are so complex in their humanity and yet they are also Boomer upper middle class shallow which is never reduced to a cliche She also never fails to produce horror infused with the dark comedy to which only its victims or observers from a comfortable distance are entitled and we are neither from sometimes mundane domestic details an eviscerated 3 yr old s birthday cake An exotic pet a clogged drain and a shaver with an inordinately large amount of hair in it A glass eyed antiue doll given as a Christmas present Kevin s rampage like Shriver s prose is revealed in poetic detail I was sometimes shaking with anger while reading I would have smashed the water pistol a half dozen pages earlier yet when Eva finally did her remorse at her ink stained yellow shoe left the justification for the act coloured with her materialistic shallowness and hypocrisy This scene one of so many revealed character in a way that only an absolutely top notch novelist can ever produceHave I said The writing is brilliant God is in the details in this novel in which every page needs probably to be read a dozen times not that I could bear it And there is substance to go with that style Eva s agoraphobic mother s offer to fly to her after Thursday reduced me to tears as one mother s unconditional love and courage reflected on the other s in a mirror or in relief Hard to say There are no easy answers here for Eva or for us There is no clear truth or explanation why a matter on which all sides including the reader must against our human desire for explanation order out of chaos resolution reluctantly come to agree This review now is an incoherent ramble unlike Eva s self confessional bibliotherapeutic letters and the novel itself It is still a fresh wound for me and I will need to come back later when I ve stanched the flow a bit

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characters We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver ´ 5 Read & Download Summary Ë We Need to Talk About Kevin 105 Eathtaking surprises and its own hard won redemption In Eva Shriver has created a narrator who is touching sad funny and reflective A spellbinding read We Need to Talk About Kevin is as original as it is timel. Some readers really don t like this book and I m not entirely sure whyMaybe it s because I m not a mother and I did find it believable that Eva doesn t love her son completely Maybe it s because I enjoy the big words that were used in the letters and found it believable that she would write this wayMaybe I m a sucker for good endings and this one ended with a bangI think the writing was superb and despite it being a hard book to read the incident with the maps was particularly brutal it was worth it I think this dealt with the issue of school killings much effectively than Jodi Picoult s Nineteen Minutes The character of Kevin did come alive for me and he was believable I didn t even think that counseling might be an option because Franklin 100% believed that his son was fine and probably would have opposed Eva if she had suggested it Just like she never thinks about them divorcing she also never considers giving her son help Overall I m glad I was able to finish it and I m going to read of the author s works

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characters We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver ´ 5 Read & Download Summary Ë We Need to Talk About Kevin 105 In this gripping novel of motherhood gone awry Lionel Shriver approaches the tragedy of a high school massacre from the point of view of the killer's motherIn letters written to the boy's father mother Eva pro. Overwritten Arduous BoringSeeing as We Need to Talk About Kevin is famous for being such a gritty disturbing read I always expected to love it in a sick twisted kind of way Unfortunately it is not what I expected at all I had to force myself through one overstuffed sentence after another only to be left feeling drained and dissatisfiedI knew I was in for a paint dryingly slow read almost immediately Every sentence is padded out with big words and details that are clearly there to impress but actually only weigh the narrative down Damn it was hard work And it was made even worse because it s an epistolary novel I couldn t get past the fact that no one would ever talk this way in a letter This is the second sentence and they are all like this But since we ve been separated I may most miss coming home to deliver the narrative curiosities of my day the way a cat might lay mice at your feet the small humble offerings that couples proffer after foraging in separate backyards Holy shitKevin s crimes are revealed in the very first chapter so it s a struggle to see what we re really reading for I suppose it is an attempt to show how he got to there built up through tedious anecdotes from his childhood but without mystery or action it was merely dull We already know Kevin is a sociopath we already know he killed a bunch of his fellow studentsI also had no sympathy for Eva In fact I felt a certain amount of anger towards Eva for deciding her baby had an evil agenda that s honestly not even possible and mistreating him I don t buy into any interpretations that Kevin s psychopathic nature was something he was born with it seemed pretty obvious to me that his mother fucked him up from day one Eva was unlikable Kevin was unlikable and Franklin s blind defense of his son despite the contradicting evidence was just plain annoyingThere was nothing to like hereBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store

  • Paperback
  • 400
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Lionel Shriver
  • English
  • 06 May 2020
  • 9780060724481