Monday, November 26, 2007on
The material covered in Sebold's work is very dark and disturbing for some readers. The Lovely Bones addresses the rape and murder of a 14-year old girl, Lucky provides details of her own violent rape, and The Almost Moon is about a woman who kills her mother.
This interview on The A.V. Club provides some personal insights into the author and her methods.
I find it interesting that she doesn't work with an outline and she prefers to work early in the morning to later at night. Compared to some of the egotististical authors I've read about lately, and based upon this interview, Sebold somehow seems more "original" and "authentic".
I've not read any of the books at this point, and I'm not sure the subject matter is my cup of tea, but that doesn't stop me from admiring her honesty. It's kind of refreshing.
Want to read a review of The Lucky Bones, Sebold's break through novel? Click here.
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