I read The Lovely Bones when it came out, as my daughter recommended me to read it.Besides the pages and pages of junk that I read from my students, I mostly read short stories and memoir pieces, of which I read a few per week, but the novel I'm currently reading is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Good book!
Next will be Talk Talk by TC Boyle. The main character is Deaf. I want to see how good of a job he did representing her.
Ugh, I've heard of that book. It's supposed to be really bad. One of our famous audist AD members (he makes Koko look like Harlan Lane) actually recommended it as a good "opposing view" source. Just knowing that he held it in such high regard is reason enough for me toI just finished reading "A Child Sacrificed to the Deaf Culture" by Tom Bertling for my ASL class. Dear God, I beg of you all, don't read it. First off, it's fine to read opposite viewpoints so one can know how to counter them. But this dude writes in such vague sentences, has nothing to back much of anything up. It's written more like a personal reflection journal than anything else.
If he wants his viewpoint to be taken seriously he needs more than just a "references" page. Statistics, studies, and the like should be noted but this guy was horrible to read! He boasts of "rocking the boat" repeatedly and pats himself on the back. Good for him, it's good to sometimes challenge authority so ideals do not suffer. However, he never states specifics. It's always "one residential deaf school". He never states names. I even found a grammatical error!
*sigh* I felt like it was a waste of time and wish I found a better book. Oh well, I'll have more opportunities to go back to my uni's insanely large ASL library soon!
I enjoy the technical writing in it. I think she's doing something very difficult by writing from the POV of a character that is already dead. It could easily be cliched and hokey, but I find it to be quite compelling. As a writer, I just admire the choices Sebold makes. It was very smart of her to reveal the murder and the killer right up, as well as the fact that eventually justice would come. Because the book isn't so much about those details, but about the emotional journey and unraveling of the family.I read The Lovely Bones when it came out, as my daughter recommended me to read it.
Can you say why you like it? I hated it.
Dude, that is seriously the only stephen king book i can read. the beginning is a little slow, but the rest is awesome.You have the originals? Did I read that right?? If so, you must take a snapshot or two and post them here on this thread.
Do you agree that Cell is the worse novel ever!? You know which of his novel (from way back) I recall most? It's an unheralded one. This one: