“Harrowing, tense and thought-provoking.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I’ve had We Need to Talk About Kevin recommended to me many times over the years and finally took it out of the library a week ago. It was a lot bigger than I expected coming in at almost 500 pages, and it’s a fairly substantial read too with a meandering, wordy prose.
The book is written in a series of letters to Eva’s husband, Franklin and reveal Eva’s innermost thoughts about her son, Kevin, giving the reader an insight from the moment of her pregnancy right through to ‘Thursday’ and beyond. It makes for pretty uncomfortable reading, and in parts, particular when Kevin was younger I found myself wondering if her perceptions were true, or whether she somehow built her own barriers between herself and her son; a self fulfilling prophecy if you like.