Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Just in time for Halloween - A Literal Haunting
Have you read The Lovely Bones? I'm reading it right now and I have to confess that it's haunting me. In case you haven't read it - or seen the movie - it's the story of a young girl who is raped and murdered by her neighbor, and what happens to those around her in the aftermath while she watches from "heaven."
I confess I'm only halfway through, and while I can't put it down, it's freaking me out. Remember how I said that I'm overly emotional? Well, it applies here too. I can't help but imagine myself in these situations and it gets me all worked up (plus it doesn't help that I have a seriously over active imagination), which then means that I can't sleep, which then means I toss and turn dreaming about this book, which means... well, you get the point.
Anyway, I'm desperately trying to finish the book so I can move on with my life, though I think this book will stay with me for a very long time.
Are there any books that have haunted and stayed with you for a while?