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We Need to Talk About Kevin Aparut N 2003, Cartea A Primit Premiul Orange N 2005 I Este N Acela I Timp Un Thriller I Un Studiu Aprofundat Al Ambivalen Ei Iubirii De Mam Romanul Lui Shriver A Creat O Real Controvers I A Provocat Numeroase Dezbateri I Zvonuri.Cu O S Pt M N Naintea Celebrului Atac Armat De La Liceul Columbine I Cu Doar Trei Zile Nainte De A Mplini 16 Ani, Kevin I Ncuie N Sala De Sport Apte Colegi De Clas , Un Ngrijitor I Un Profesor, Pe Care I Ucide Unul C Te Unul Cu O Arbalet Detaliile Masacrului Nu Le Afl M De La Tiri, Ci Dintr O Serie De Scrisori Extrem De Personale Pe Care Eva, Mama Lui Kevin, Le Scrie So Ului S U N Ncercarea De A I Explica Tragedia I De A I N Elege Rolul N Producerea Ei.Dezv Luindu I Propriile Sentimente Cu Privire La Maternitate, Carier , Familie I Cultura American , Cu Toate Consecin Ele Acesteia Asupra Comportamentului Deviant Al Adolescen Ilor, Shriver I Ine Cititorii Ntr O Continu Pendulare Ntre Vin I Empatie, R Zbunare I Iertare, Furie I Resemnare.Lionel SHRIVER Pe Numele S U Adev Rat Margaret Ann Shriver Este Scriitoare I Jurnalist Via A Sa A Stat Sub Semnul Unei C Ut Ri Continue, Ncep Nd Cu Propria Persoan I Termin Nd Cu Locurile Dintre Cele Mai Variate I Mai Exotice N Care A Locuit La 15 Ani I Schimb Numele, Prefer Nd Unul B Rb Tesc Lionel Pentru C , A A Cum A M Rturisit, Este Convins C Un B Rbat Are O Via Mai U Oar Dec T O Femeie Tot Timpul N C Utarea A Ceva Nou, Lionel Shriver A Locuit N New York, Nairobi, Bangkok, Belfast, Iar N Prezent Locuie Te La Londra.A Publicat Numeroase Romane The Female Of The Species 1986 , Checker And The Derailleurs 1987 , Ordinary Decent Criminals 1990 , Game Control 1994 , A Perfectly Good Family 1996 I Double Fault 1997 , Dar Adev Rata Recunoa Tere O Ob Ine Odat Cu Romanul Trebuie S Vorbim Despre Kevin 2003 , Distins Cu Premiul Orange N 2005.


10 thoughts on “We Need to Talk About Kevin

  1. says:

    I am a little apprehensive as to how I should begin this review there are so many things to talk about.First 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 the undercurrents between the characters which the reader is forced to complete or imagine which is the mark of great literature This is one hundred percent correct as far as We Need To Talk About Kevin is concerned The novel makes us think, long after we finish it.It is not a fast read even though Lionel Shriver writes beautiful prose, she writes about ugly things Reading it is almost like self torture under hypnotism you don t want to do it, but once you are into it, there s no way to stop.The story is told in epistolary form, through the letters Eva Khatchadourian writes to her absent husband Franklin Plaskett Eva is the mother of the infamous Kevin Khatchadourian, the architecht of the Gladstone High School massacre Eva s letters are divided into two parts One talks of ...


  2. says:

    Overwritten Arduous Boring.Seeing 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 dissatisfied.I 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 shit.Kevin s crimes are revealed in the very first chapter, so it s a struggle to see what we re really readi...


  3. says:

    The pull quote 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, complete story that was very satisfying and which god help me made me cry out of a bizarre sense of happiness at the end.This book is a series of letters irritating written from a travel writer wife unsympathetic and irritating to her separated husband tiresome and, given 20 seconds and a familiarity with Western literature, leading up to an entirely transparent twist These letters start out being about her day to day life and a mediation on their slowly decimated marriage something I really can t relate to , but soon they become All About Kevin Kevin being their oldest kid, their son, and who recently in 2000 shot up a bunch of his fellow high schoolers It s a post Columbine book set in pre 911 America, and it s freakishly refreshing to read an entire novel about a national tragedy that neither mentions nor cares about terrorists, threat levels, Iraq, or What s Wrong With America Actually, it s vaguely framed around the Flori...


  4. says:

    A novel that s elegant overly articulate So much dexterity is on display here Damn what an amazing writer is a perpetual thought while reading this , with a prose made by some wizard s alchemy, a talent filled intuition, a distinct view that s brutal uncomfortably honest Shriver outshines even Flaubert himself THIS is the very core of feminism, of individualism move over Madame Bovary you cared for the idea of love than anything else, anyway, never really gave a hoot about child rearing An epic book like We Need to Talk About Kevin is rare, yeah I can see this as some rather strikingly beautiful monster composed of the few scary parts from Ira Levin s Rosemary s Baby and the ominous tones of The Omen It s a modern psychology dissected with words so carefully chosen, both intellectual and to the core precise that deconstr...


  5. says:

    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 all.And that is underselling it.Suffice 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 nature nurture 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 quelling solace that pat sociological and psychological theories and labels offer post partum depression, sociopathy, unconditional positive regard.This novel should, I hope, blast through any of those preconceptions some of which, at some times in my life, I ve believed.Shriver 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...


  6. says:

    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 the first page I was SO irritated by the writing I ll bet that the first purchase Ms Shriver made after finding a publisher for this book was a new thesaurus I m positive that hers was absolutely worn out It was like, Hi Let s see how fancy we can sound Especially for a book that is supposedly made up of letters written to one s estranged husband The letter format was an especially poorly chosen literary device I get that we, the reader, needed background, but did Eva really think that her husband needed to be reminded, among other things, about all the random little details of his childhood They were his memories, after all Why did she need to repeat them to him, and in such an arrogant, condescending way And the lists of other school shootings Blah I became extremely tired of reading about those as Eva ticked them off I felt like I was heari...


  7. says:

    Some readers really don t like this book and I m not entirely sure why.Maybe 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 way.Maybe I m a sucker for good endings and this one ended with a bang.I 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 ne...


  8. says:

    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 resulting in the child from hell Yet it s the character of his mother Eva that I found the most disturbing Totally self absorbed, high octane critical full of discontent, no wonder she s completely unable to form healthy relationships with anyone including the husband she purports to adore Ergo a neurotic son It s not as sensationalist as I expected, this is a terrific book Would I recommend it Oh yeah, but with disclaimers it could easily offend and it s horrific, so read at your own risk It will make you think and it will stay with you, Rosemary s Baby for the 21st century only way scarier because it s based on reality The writing style is unusual, at times painfully raw, often elegant and always intelligent Be forewarned, she tends too overkill in the adjective department like me Memorable Quote You can only punish people who h...


  9. says:

    Immediate reaction after reading I m so horrified that I feel sick, and I m nearly crying, not because of Kevin but for Kevin, and I don t know who to blame any, or what to feel, or what to think I only know that this book is unlike anything I ve ever read, and in all likelihood, will ever read.How can I so deeply love a book that is this agonisingly ugly Full review I knew before I started that reading this was going to be hard We Need to Talk about Kevin is listed as one of the most disturbing books on GR So, in an attempt to limit the coming agony, I made a few rules RULE 1 Do not get emotionally involved.RULE 2 Do not take sides.RULE 3 Do not dwell on the disturbing parts.A hundred pages later, when I put the book down and went to bed only to replay and obsess over Eva s commentary in my head, I realised my rules were long broken.I got emotionally involved I always do I wish I could say that Eva s so horrible that I couldn t relate to her but a teeny tiny part of me did, especially at the start Crying babies terrify me and I ve always harboured a lot of reservations about having kids I m not saying I never want to hav...


  10. says:

    I ve started this review 6 times now, and each time, I ve deleted it because it doesn t quite 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 quiet in my mind feeling I guess it s lucky that this was chosen for our latest group read then, because I filibustered there with every jumbled, messy, half formed thought that my tired because I stayed up until nearly 2am with this book then worked a full 8 hours mind could think of Because this book won t keep quiet in my mind. I finished it last night around 1 30am, tears streaming down my face, hurting for everyone and furiously heartbroken over something so unnecessary and so seemingly unavoidable as what was depicted Then I slept, and I dreamed about this book, with hazy, distant figures without names or faces, but bigger than life aspects It s rare that I dream about books It doesn t matter if I read it up until the minute I drop off I only dream about a book I m reading, or have read if it pulled me into its world first I dream about the books that touch my soul cue dramatic music This book was just wow If I were to nitpick anything, it would ...


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