My Life of Travels and Adventures: Book Review: The Almost Moon

Book Review: The Almost Moon

30 March 2011

I finished The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold while traveling last week.  It was interesting to say the least. 

According to goodreads...
A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky.

For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing, fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.


I really don't know if I enjoyed the book.  It is a well written book on a tough topic.   I does not compare to The Lovely Bones.  Which I wanted it too.  So in that sense it was a disappointment.  However, it did get me thinking...   How much is too much when caring for a sick/old loved one?  So overall, an okay book.  2.5 out of 5 on my scale. 

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