Hi everyone! I've been thinking about starting a book club thread, but figure it's not really practical, as we'd need a whole book club section, with each book requiring its own thread. Maybe if enough people think it's a good idea, we could submit something to the mods? Anyway, the reason I'm starting this thread is I've just finished reading We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. OMG has anyone read this? It's strangely distressing. It's about a woman who's son goes on a school shooting rampage. She is writing to her husband a while after the incident and she questions her role as mother, as well as relating some of things that happen to her on a day to day basis (people's reactions, seeing the parents of the children her son murdered. It may sound a bit trite, but it's really very well written. The author (and main character) has a practical voice - absolutely not dramatic. I strongly recommend it, even if you don't enjoy it. I skimmed trough really quickly the first time, as I didn't think it was my cup of tea, but after going back and reading bits and pieces again, I am beginning to love it.