I finished The Lovely bones, which was a bit of a letdown. I mean people were praising it on the net and then book started out very promising, but throughout the book I was waiting for it to grab me, to get me hooked, but it didn’t. I finished it because I wanted to know what was going to happen to the killer.

As I was reading this book I was thinking to myself that it isn’t as good as I had hoped but that it would make a great movie. I just had a hunch about it, and just a few days ago I learned that it is a movie in the making starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg & Susan Sarandon. It’ll be out in theaters on december 2009.

I bought 2 more books from Bahrain last week and they’re sitting there with the other pile of books that I bought. I read some but only finished the lovely bones. The 2 books above are The Night of the Miraj, and The Pillars Of The Earth. The latter was mentioned and praised on Intlxpatr’s blog a long time ago and I finally got around to buying it.

I need a couple of weeks off just to read all the books I have piled up.


This entry was posted on Saturday, June 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

7 Responses to “The Lovely Bones & 2 more books to the pile”

  1. Marzouq says:

    I need a couple of years to finish the pile up that I have! Its ridiculous!!! I’m too preoccupied with other things to read as much as I want to!

  2. eleventh.st says:

    The Pillars of the Earth is an amazing book! The journey it takes you through with all the details is great! You will really like it!

  3. ANM says:

    I was apprehensive about reading Alice Seabold’s “The Lovely Bones” mainly because of the subject matter.
    The book is written from Susie’s point of view from her vantage point in “her” heaven. She looks down on her family and sees how her untimely death affects them all in different ways. The book is written over a period of many years and we see how her parents, sister, small brother and her friends evolve in the wake of her murder.
    This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is superbly crafted and Alice Seabold creates a lovely, realistic heaven. The characters are extremely believable and Alice Seabold paints a clever and ultimately real picture of a family torn apart by grief.
    This is not, however, a depressing book. There are many sad parts, of course, but “The Lovely Bones” is a book about how people get their lives back together after tragedy, no matter how hard it is. This novel even manages to have a happy ending (as much of a happy ending as you can get with a book like this) and you go away feeling exhilarated, even happy after wards. Highly recommended.

  4. Intlxpatr says:

    I had a hard time with Lovely Bones, too, Yousef. It had gotten so much good press, and it never grabbed me.

    Have you read The Time Traveller’s Wife? You might like that. Did you ever finish Water for Elephants?

    Hope you like Pillars of the Earth, and then there is a follow-up, World Without End, that came out a couple years ago, which follows the same families years later. This is Follett’s web page on Pillars; there is a link to questions that will help you spot important events and interactions in the book:


    Happy reading. 🙂

  5. Yousef says:

    Marzouq lol I’m glad I’m not the only one buying new books out of obsession 😛

    eleventh.st I can’t wait to read it 🙂

    ANM Amazing review! Makes me guilty for not liking the book much 🙂

    Intlxpatr Oh thank you!

    I didn’t finish Water for Elephants 🙁 I’m half way through and I love it! I can’t wait to find the time to finish it 🙂

  6. :/ says:

    is night of the miraj mamnoo3?..i searched for it in amzon and oly got her other book…she writes about saudi arabia..hal el story of this book about happenings in saudi too?

    now im really intrested…hmm hatha a7na kelshay mamnoo3 becomes 7adaah mar’3oob ;p

  7. :/ says:

    ok i got my answer..i asked and answered my self ;p night of the mirage is A.K.A finding nouf which is the other name of the book they r releasing.which is the one in amazon 🙂