Friday, July 04, 2008

2008 book 96

David Wroblewski's The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
It took me a few days to read this book, and not just b/c of its length, but b/c as engaging and moving as it was, it just kept getting darker and darker and I needed respite. Part of the problem is that the jacket talks about things that don't happen till close to 400 pages in, which ruins some of the suspense. Also, it's jut a sad story, basically Hamlet meets White Fang. I think I'll give it an A b/c it was so tremendous, but I'm definitely reading one of the Harry Potter books next to cheer myself up.

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