Monday, June 7, 2010

What's on the cover?

We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel (P.S.)    Rolling With The Punches  
Another week, and now two more covers that are currently holding my attention. I bought We Need to Talk About by Lionel Shriver almost a year ago at Borders. I decided it's time that I learn about this Kevin. Besides there was a thin layer of dusting forming on the poor book! After I finishing writing this post I'm going to finally start reading it. The little bit I know about the book is that a married couple work to overcome the aftermath of the crimes of their son Kevin. On the cover I see the downtrodden face of a woman. Her eyes are closed to the world. Closed perhaps to shut out the stares from people who know about her son. Or perhaps because she's just at the end of her rope. I will soon find out!

The cover of Rolling with the Punches by Jamie Kerrick is pretty basic in color. Dancing men in different poses. The book is about a young gay man named Joey Douglas coming of age. For me the poses on the cover represent different stages in his life. The poses show that no one's path in life is the same. I'm about 40 pages from the end, so a review is coming soon. Happy reading everyone!!

7 comments:

  1. Im like you. i have been hearing people talk about how amazing this book is forever, and I finally bought it the other day. I am going to read it next when I finish my current read. I will look out for your review

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  2. Hello! Found you via the blog hop and I'm now following! I hope you're enjoying Kevin. I reviewed it recently through my Alphabet Thursday feature over at my blog:

    http://subtlemelodrama.blogspot.com

    Feel free to take a look! :)

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  3. Lionel Shriver won the Orange Prize a couple of years ago for "We Need to Talk About Kevin". I haven't read this one but I did read another one of her novels, "The Post-Birthday World" which I absolutely loved. If you like her style I suggest you read that one as well! It's amazing.

    Just hopped over to say hi! I'm a new follower :)

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  4. I bought The Post-Birthday World also! I bought it at the Strand for half price last year and it's still sitting in the page!! My TBR pile is so big, I'll be reading until the end of time.

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  5. Bethany - I will be taking a look at that review!

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  6. All I have to say about We need to talk about Kevin is... read it! I had to read it fast (it's a dark book about a family journey).

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  7. Pressure!! I'm going to read it now. Sounds like it's really good. I'm about 75 pages, only 300 more to go.

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