Blog Posts by mingh
Ming was named after an evil Emperor. But she reads more than said evil Emperor, including nonfiction and almost all genres. She should read more in the Romance genre but that genre is forbidden on the planet Mongo.
Earthquakes and the Midwest
Country of the Bad Wolfes
Who is Billy Crystal?
The Little Russian
The Right Dog for You
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Night Strangers
Catherine the Great
We Need to Talk About Kevin
In a series of letters addressed to her husband, Eva Khatchadourian talks about their love and their life before and after the birth of their son Kevin. Just before his sixteenth birthday, Kevin walked into his high school with a crossbow and killed eleven people. She tries to explain what it feels like for a Mother to learn that her son has done such a horrible act. Is she to blame? The husband? The world? Who has caused this terrible tragedy?
We learn, how in love as a young couple they were. How they agonized over whether and when to have children. But Eva just can't shake the feeling that there is something wrong with their son from day one. He hates her. Franklin, the father, cannot believe that a child this young can have these feelings for a parent. Franklin suggests maybe she should seek therapy. At this point in the story you begin to wonder if she is mad, or if we are reading a story of a "bad seed."
The author keeps you guessing until the very end about what really happened. How could this Mother be so cold? How does the husband respond to these very brutal and telling letters? The reader also begins to look for clues in the letters about what is really going on with this family.
A chilling book now turned into a movie to be released in January in the Chicago area.
My 5 Favorite Books of 2011