Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Lovely Bones

I came to it late - a decade late! You probably beat me to it.

pic of book cover 
Just a few years into a new profession then, I hardly had time to keep up with the latest book releases.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold is a lovely story.

If you want to know what heaven is like, you need to pick up the book.

Heaven is not where you laze around playing the harp, although you can do that too, if you want.

It is another plane of existence where you can follow and observe the people on earth.

And of course you would be particularly interested to follow and observe your loved ones and your friends and mates.

You can see, hear, feel and observe (unseen, unfelt - mostly) and try to affect, intervene or influence (futile - mostly)

One cold and snowing day in a cornfiled, fourteen year old Susie Salmon - as in the fish - was lured by lonely oddball Mr Harvey to her death.

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973

the book begins

If you want to know the rest, you have to pick up the bones.

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