I don’t know how I came to acquire Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk, without first having read a single review, or at least the back cover! Maybe I was so moved after reading Survivor that I just looked at the stars on Amazon and bought it blindly.
You see, the problem is that this book is about babies dying of SIDS, and I have a baby!!!!! It’s about a culling song, in a book of nursery rhymes, that parents read to their babies without knowing it, and the babies never wake up. I am about 45 pages into it and I keep saying to myself, you shouldn’t be reading this, this is going to give you nightmares!
Maybe I ordered it back when I was pregnant, before I knew that everything changes when you have a baby – it has been sitting around for a while. I can’t watch scary movies anymore, or see gore, and I certainly can’t read about bad things happening to babies! Having a baby does change everything, and I think I am turning into a romantic-comedy kind of girl.
Yet I keep picking up the bookÖ (this is fiction, this is fiction, this is fiction) Eeek!