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The Death of Bees: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Amazing

One of the best books I've ever read. So raw and wonderfully written.

posted by Anonymous on January 11, 2013

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2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Over 300 pages

Filled with sex, grown men with 14 year old girls. Incest with very young girls. Gay man with very young prostitutes. 15 year old lesbians. Young girls and their boyfriends. Gay man and his partner, unmarried adults. There is drug use, selling drugs, stealing drug money...
Filled with sex, grown men with 14 year old girls. Incest with very young girls. Gay man with very young prostitutes. 15 year old lesbians. Young girls and their boyfriends. Gay man and his partner, unmarried adults. There is drug use, selling drugs, stealing drug money and alcohal abuse by children. Kids are smoking at 11 years old. There is an over abundance of cursing. There us murder and its cover up, very grizzly. One of the sisters is described as mentaly handicapped. There is child abuse by everyone. This book is well edited. It is set in England. The English words and slang were hard to decipher at times. I did not like this book at all. The ending was okay. I am astonished there were so many good reviews, then I noticed many of them were by game playing kids. This book is for adults only. I found it to be unbelievable and very disturbing. It literally made me sick to my stomach in places.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Quite an intere

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    Quite an interesting book and definitely different from most of what I read, this book centers around two sisters who are burying their parents and at the young ages of 15 and 12 are trying to keep up the appearances to avoid being separated.  Their inquisitive neighbor enters the picture and provides another voice to the book with his own issues that he is trying to live with.  

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    The story is a little depressing and some of the language is offensive. The characters made this a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2013

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    Good book

    The characters were so full...really enjoyed the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

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    This book started out with such intensity and intrigue but quick

    This book started out with such intensity and intrigue but quickly fizzled down. It did seem to pick up toward the end, however, there were some parts that were difficult for me to get through. I kept desperately trying to like it and get through it, and it took me putting it down for a few months and coming back to it to seem to be able to pick it up a little easier and continue on to finish it.
    Once I got started again, it was a rather fast read.

    I felt like the story moved from crisis to crisis, which maybe created just a tad too much drama for one book, that wasn't that long to begin
    with. I did find difficulty in following some of the story and the importance of the characters mentioned. The book also is written from the
    POV's of the three main characters, but I found the writing to be odd, as in who they were speaking to, sometimes I was uncertain. 

    I never did really understand the importance of the Jeffrey character that Lennie continually is "speaking to" throughout the story, other than
    he was an important person to Lennie. It was difficult to read through as not really any of the characters were likable. Marnie was difficult
    and temperamental and just out of control and Nellie was weird, odd, and quirky. Lennie was the only halfway normal and the author tried to
    butcher that thought by part of the story line in the beginning. There didn't seem to be many good qualities about any of the characters that
    would keep the reader feeling invested in their lives. 

    I found that the book started out by quickly drawing the reader in, but as quickly as I was drawn in, I was cast out by the slow-moving story.
    I did feel that once I picked the book up again after a temporary hiatus, that the story moved along at a more comfortable pace and became
    more interesting and worth reading. I seem to think that this book is one of those that either you like or you don't!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 14, 2013

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