This week I’m catching up on two books I probably should have read a while ago: The Lovely Bones and The Virgin Suicides. I thought the Virgin Suicides movie was brilliant and have had the book in my queue for ages, but it has just kept getting moved further down the pile. Lovely Bones has never been on my radar screen until I saw a preview for the movie on Saturday night. I think I’m going to love it, considering it’s both a murder mystery and scifi.
I like juxtaposing two books with similar themes, set in similar times, etc., so I can do a little compare/contrast excercise…yes, that’s the lit major in me talking!
(originally published on Sassy in Trousers, 8.31.09)