We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver


I don't think this is a book to enjoy, but its cunning structure is certainly one to admire. It's impressive not so much for the issues is raises but for the way it raises and then intriguingly examines them. Sometimes the symbolism is overdone, and the dialogue and narrative voice do not always ring true, but overall it manages to be thought-provoking without its characters becoming ciphers. A perfect reading group book - it kept us talking about Kevin for much longer than usual. [Ju's note: This book has stuck in my mind and I've often thought about it over the past few years, as if it's burrowed into my brain. This is a rare thing and a significant sign of a good novel.]

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