Tuesday, 19 May 2015

We Need To Talk About Kevin • BOOK REVIEW

If you were wondering what my blog title was inspired by - ta dah!

We Need To Talk About Kevin is a psychological thriller written by Lionel Shriver, published in 2003 and winner of the Orange Prize in 2005. In 2011 the novel was created into a major feature film, directed by Lynee Ramsay, and given (unfairly) a 7.5 on IMDb. The male protagonist Kevin was played by one of my personal favourite actors of all time, Ezra Miller, and Eva played by the incredible Tilda Swinton.

The basic premise is as follows:
 The novel documents the life of mother Eva Khatchadourian retrospectively examining the previous 15 years of her life; falling in love with her husband, the upbringing of her first-born Kevin, and the gruesome events that led to her son committing high school mass murder...