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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (Oct. 16 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316677469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316677462
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.5 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #365,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By philip freeman on Dec 17 2007
Format: Hardcover
Like most people who were enchanted by Seabolds first novel "the lovely bones" I was very excited to finally sit down and turn to the first page of this, her second work of fiction. Twenty pages later and I know that if it wasn't for her earlier book I would have stopped reading this awful tripe a few pages earlier. It is not a good story, nor well written and there are no characters who we care about in the slightest. I did indeed finish the book but grudgingly and it did not get any better, if fact probably worse. Whether Alice Seabold will write anything worthy again is in the lap of the gods, but I think any subsequent work of hers will always include "by the author of "the lovely bones" on the dust jacket and I will bet my last dollar that no future book by hers will ever be published that claims "by the author of "the almost moon".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renee on Nov. 8 2011
Format: Paperback
Like most other people who bought this book, I had fallen in love with The Lovely Bones and thought I would do the same with The Almost Moon. This was definitely not the case, and I do not think that this book is worth the money wasted. I have tried to finish reading the book to justify the cost of buying it, only to want to reach into the book and smack some sense into the characters. And I still have not finished it. Final note- I really wish I had read the reviews on this book before I bought it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MacFly on Nov. 2 2008
Format: Paperback
The Almost Moon is the second book I've read by Alice Sebold (the other being The Lovely Bones). This book was a bit like watching a train wreck - you couldn't really believe what was happening but you couldn't look away. The main character is not terribly sympathetic - we meet her right after she has killed her elderly mother - but we can all recognize the humanity in her. Sebold is clearly a writer in a different category from most. She tackles the most unusual story lines and holds the reader for the entire novel. While I enjoyed The Lovely Bones more, if enjoy is the right word to use with Sebold's novel topics, I still found this book to be a very good read.
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Format: Hardcover
The Almost Moon is the second book I've read by Alice Sebold (the other being The Lovely Bones). This book was a bit like watching a train wreck - you couldn't really believe what was happening but you couldn't look away. The main character is not terribly sympathetic - we meet her right after she has killed her elderly mother - but we can all recognize the humanity in her. Sebold is clearly a writer in a different category from most. She tackles the most unusual story lines and holds the reader for the entire novel. While I enjoyed The Lovely Bones more, if enjoy is the right word to use with Sebold's novel topics, I still found this book to be a very good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Genevieve Lavoie on March 22 2009
Format: Paperback
After reading both Alice Sebold's last books, Lucky (memoir) & The lovely Bones (WOW) I was awaiting her next release impatiently. Unfortunatly it fell short for me. It was good but not great. The story was good but I never had time to fall in love with the main caracter so the whole book kept me hungryly awaiting that moment. I feel the caracters should all have been more deeply explored. And the ending left me a bit frustrated. Where it should have let me thinking. Just a normal read for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melinda Vale on May 5 2008
Format: Hardcover
Other reviewers are slamming this book because, I suspect, they don't understand the protagonist or her actions. While I don't claim to understand the protagonist's actions either, I can relate to her character. I know about living your entire life trying to be what others want you to be, in the mistaken belief and hope that if you could just be 'right enough' or 'good enough', it might stop your mentally ill (or alcoholic or abusive) mother (or father or other caregiver) from acting the way they do.
I couldn't reject the story outright, because so much of it had relevance for me. I know about doing the wrong things, about not being able to reach out to someone with a hug or encouraging words because that kind of behavior is alien. And even knowing how normal people are supposed to behave isn't always enough to teach an 'abnormal' person how to behave. Knowledge and experience are so different and experience always counts most.
There were times when, as I read the story, I wondered if Ms. Sebold had proposed this objective for the novel: to write about someone who makes all the wrong choices, regardless of her intent. Most readers are voting that such a person can't exist. But I agree that truth is stranger than fiction and such a person probably does exist somewhere. You might not want to ever meet her. But she's out there.
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