Thursday, November 30, 2006

How it ends

I survived McEwan's Saturday. Another memorable novel. Not nearly as infuriating as Atonement. However, having a young woman strip naked in a threatening scene at the end was just gratuitous. No need for it.

I find that since having kids I'm super sensitive about violent or horrific things done to children or offspring. Reading Alice Sebold's Lovely Bones was just torture. As was Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper.

Anything that is just painful now due to having kids, growing older, or being somewhere new in life?

1 comment:

Mombat said...

Oh, I hear you. All perspectives change with parenting. It's true that you never look at anything in the same way again.

Good to meet you. I'll be back!