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Lionel Shriver

Autor(a) de We Need to Talk About Kevin

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About the Author

Lionel Shriver was born Margaret Ann Shriver on May 18, 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She changed her first name because of her preference for it. She was educated at Barnard College, and Columbia University (BA, MFA). She has lived in Nairobi, Bangkok and Belfast, and currently lives in mostrar mais London. Shriver wrote seven novels and published six (one novel could not find a publisher) before writing We Need to Talk About Kevin, which she called her "make or break" novel. She won the 2005 Orange Prize for her eighth published novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, a thriller and close study of maternal ambivalence, and the role it might have played in the title character's decision to murder nine people at his high school. The book created a lot of controversy, and achieved success through word of mouth. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 was published in May 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003) — Autor — 7,822 cópias
The Post-Birthday World (2007) 1,797 cópias
So Much for That (2010) 1,047 cópias
Big Brother (2013) 761 cópias
Double Fault (1997) 394 cópias
The New Republic (2012) 235 cópias
A Perfectly Good Family (1996) 222 cópias
Game Control (1994) 115 cópias
The Female of the Species (1987) 86 cópias
Checker and the Derailleurs (1988) 52 cópias
The Standing Chandelier (2017) 48 cópias

Associated Works

The Feminine Mystique (1963) — Introdução, algumas edições4,579 cópias
The Queen's Gambit (1983) — Introdução, algumas edições2,205 cópias
Mr. Bridge (1969) — Introdução, algumas edições641 cópias
The Library Book (2012) — Contribuinte — 399 cópias
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contribuinte — 302 cópias
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
Granta 107: Summer Reading (2009) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
The Book Lovers' Companion: What to Read Next (2012) — Prefácio — 91 cópias
Ox-Tales: Fire (2009) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
We Need to Talk About Kevin [2011 film] (2011) — Original novel — 50 cópias
Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self (2018) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The BBC National Short Story Award 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
G2 Thursday 17.01.08 (2008) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver em Orange January/July (Fevereiro 2013)



Instead of Idiocracy meet Mediocracy.

Satirical dystopian where there is now “intelligence equality” - ANY language alluding to lessened intelligence - dumb, stupid etc- are considered slurs and will get you cancelled. Everyone passes, there are no grades, no prestige universities and anyone can be a doctor.
But this was ALL conversational discourse and very little world building, plot or character development. Should have been an essay rather than a fictional story.
spiritedstardust | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
This book was intense. Similarly to The Mandibles, I found myself thinking that I was living in the world of the story. Overall, this book made me very sad for the characters living in the world of this story.
knerd.knitter | outras 4 resenhas | May 28, 2024 |
I have read most of Lionel Shriver's novels and she is one of my favorite authors. She writes excellent satires and has a great writing style full of wit and many big words. Her latest deals with the ultimate extension of the woke culture or cancel culture. In an alternate future the. mental parity movement has creating a dumbing down with the idea that no one is really smarter than anyone else. Shriver takes this to the ultimate degree where any word that even hints at superiority can cause major damage to ones life. Pearson Converse is the lead character in the novel and she has much trouble dealing with this turn in our society. The book deals with actions and deeds that lead to many interesting, funny, and very disturbing events. The movement when takien to its comical end causes us to rewrite history and vote out Obama because he is too smart. It is a good commentary on our society. Shriver can be controversial but I strongly recommend not only this book but anything she has written in the last 20 years.… (mais)
nivramkoorb | outras 4 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
[b:Should We Stay or Should We Go|55659646|Should We Stay or Should We Go|Lionel Shriver|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1612196281l/55659646._SY75_.jpg|86671892] is an entertaining breath of a novel in spite of its macabre subject: voluntary euthanasia. The book is rife with intelligent repartee between the happily married London couple as they reach eighty and try to make a decision before they age too far and have no options. Shriver includes up-to-date concerns of COVID 19 and Breixit. Each chapter presents an alternative usually hampered by their three grown children: age reversal potions; cryogenics; prison-like nursing home; remarriage; pedestrian accident; police intervention. Enjoyable.… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 10 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |



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