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Part One Discussion!

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message 1: by Hanaa (new)

Hanaa (hanaae) | 12 comments Mod
Talk freely about what you think of the first part of the novel, which ends, at least in my edition, on page 82 =)

message 2: by thebookfox (new)

thebookfox (clairethebookfox) | 5 comments Mod
I just started! Enjoying it so far :D

message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I've just started this book,

(view spoiler)

message 4: by Michael (last edited May 05, 2015 07:25PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) Is heroin white? I always was under the impression that it was a brown colour ... *goes buys some heroin to check*

*update* it does depend on the purity, so obviously they got the good stuff

message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) do you think Jonny's nickname for Oskar; Piggy is a nod to Lord of the Flies?

message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited May 06, 2015 06:26AM) (new)

I've never read The Lord of the Flies, although it's been sitting on my shelf for a couple years...

I like how complex Oskar is. Usually our knee-jerk reaction to bullying is just feeling sorry for the victim but this time it gets a bit creepier because of his fascination with murders and death penalty. great character.

message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) Oskar is a great character...definitely showing signs of having an antisocial personality but I would never call him a sociopath....yet.

message 8: by Hanaa (new)

Hanaa (hanaae) | 12 comments Mod
I wonder if Oskar will have the same fate as Piggy in Lord of the Flies.

message 9: by Hanaa (new)

Hanaa (hanaae) | 12 comments Mod
Also, I finished the first part last night. I really liked it. There was a part in particular that made me feel empty so I'm kind of afraid what the rest of the book will be like.

message 10: by Gregory A (new)

Gregory A (inook_u) | 2 comments I just finished reading the first part just now, and I already like the friendship between Oskar and Eli. But man Hakan is one f'd up dude. Btw my name is Greg, nice to meet everyone. :D

message 11: by Maddie (new)

Maddie (themaddiehatter) | 4 comments I just finished part one also! I am really liking this book! The atmosphere is so chilly...

Oskar is great...his dark side makes him a very interesting character. I wouldn't call him a sociopath either though...I love how protective he was getting of Eli towards the end of the first part.

Overall, it has been a bit unsettling. I won't be able to easily forget the scene (view spoiler).

On to part 2 now! Also, nice to meet you too Greg!

message 12: by Bekah (new)

Bekah (bezzabee) Just finished part one. Wow! This books is so...dark! It will definitely stay with me. Likely because I just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I couldn't help but compare the feel of these two stories. Lindqvist & Larsson write things that could make one feel physically ill and yet yearn to carry on reading, demanding a resolution of some sort. There is something in the water in Sweden, I am sure of it!

message 13: by J. (new)

J. (jellybeanlegs) | 3 comments I'm about to finish part 1 (about time, yes, I know. The snail of the read-along-readers). And this is so chilly. It pokes at my insides with a pool stick.

message 14: by J. (new)

J. (jellybeanlegs) | 3 comments Oskar is called Piggy and the boy murdered is hung by a tree like a pig ...not gonna get conclusions out of this but I need to let it out

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