We Need to Talk About Kevin (Paperback)

Lionel Shriver

-
(4)

Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin is the bestselling and Orange Prize-winning novel that has been adapted into a successful and critically-acclaimed feature film. Eva always struggled with motherhood, and certainly didn't want to be the mother of Kevin, an unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Two years later and it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of direct letters with her absent husband Franklyn. Eva is haunted by the fear that her alarming dislike for her own son may have been responsible for driving him so tragically off the rails.


Product Details

  • Product code: AAAEB
  • ISBN: 9781846687341
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 13.3cm
  • Pages: 512
  • Publish date: 29/04/2010

Customer Ratings

(4)

Customer Reviews

Rate & Review
Excellent -

Harrowing but excellent.

Marie , 23/11/2016

0 of 0 people found this helpful. Did you?     Yes | No

0 of 0 people found this helpful. Did you?    Yes | No

0 of 0 people found this helpful. Did you?


"Gripping and unforgettable" -

A complulsive read that is thought-provoking, with the issue of nature vs nurture. Brillant book.

Pippa , 22/11/2011

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?     Yes | No

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?    Yes | No

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


"Disturbing, but brilliant!" -

I found that this book was really hard to get into, I had to force myself to read the first few chapters, but after you get past that it's great. I really wasn't expecting the ending to be as it was, but it did make a lot of things slide into place. And by the end I actually felt sort of sorry for Kevin and I understood him, scary I know! It did make you think about things definitely, like whether how someone turns out is based on their upbringing, or simply that they are born that way, as it certainly seemed.

Jem , 29/06/2011

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?     Yes | No

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?    Yes | No

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


"Horribly gripping" -

A disturbing book that I found difficult to put down once I'd picked it up. It raised some interesting questions about maternal instinct and the nature/nurture argument, unfortunately on reflection I think it did this in a slightly gauche way that lack subtlety and left me feeling a bit like I'd just read an article one of those tabloid magazines

Caroline , 10/10/2010

0 of 0 people found this helpful. Did you?     Yes | No

0 of 0 people found this helpful. Did you?    Yes | No

0 of 0 people found this helpful. Did you?