Book Review: We Need to Talk about Kevin

We Need to Talk about Kevin
by Lionel Shriver
Review by Claude

This book is sensational! I have not felt such strong emotions about any one novel in a long time. The book follows a mother writing to her husband about their son, who is in prison for killing nine people in his school gym. Shriver’s writing is raw, direct and poses probably the most disturbing ethical questions I’ve encountered. The reader is left fully immersed in the world of a mourning, anguished mother as she recounts her experiences leading up to her son’s imprisonment. If you want a book that will make you question your existence and make you shake and sweat, then this is for you.