Re: RARA-AVIS: Narrated by the dead

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 11 Jun 2006

I couldn't stand THE LOVELY BONES. I really don't know why it was so popular. For starters, I couldn't get past the dead narrator, the girl in Heaven.

I Was Dora Suarez is not actually narrated by the dead woman, but by the detective who "became" her while working on the case, if I remember correctly. I didn't get too far with that one because it threatened to get really gory. It may not actually be any worse than dozens of other novels I've read, but I didn't take the chance. Maybe one of these days. I really like Derek Raymond's other books.

Carter by Ted Lewis might qualify. It's been discussed here a number of times, so I don't think I'm giving anything away.


At 01:29 PM 11/06/2006 -0500, Bill Crider wrote:

>The most famous "narrated by the dead" novel is THE LOVELY BONES, which I
>contend is nothing more than a serial killer novel with a different pov.

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