I fell in love with this book. It was poetic. It was heart-breaking. It was so, so thought-provoking. It was at times graphic, more than I would wish (I won't be seeing the movie), and yet to me it didn't seem overly salacious -- more matter-of-fact.
The story provides an intriguing treatment of sin. Fascinating. I particularly enjoyed how the writer tells the story, presenting several viewpoints, and then leaves the reader to decide what to make of it.
I have not decided what to make of it, yet. But I was moved.