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Old 11-01-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Sorry you did not like it--especially since you put more than 2 months into reading it.
I will admit that I put it aside for a month but decided to finish it because a friend who had read it wanted to discuss it. We both agreed that the author is an incredible writer, and that the passages about the dogs were uniquely written. I don't think I will ever look at an animal the same way again. Reading it has also prompted me to want to read Hamlet, which I've never read. I suppose I can't express my disappointment with certain aspects of the book, though, without giving away the ending to anyone who's reading this thread.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Minnesota (Blaine)
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Completed a reading of the Life of Edgar Sawtelle. The book is well written and has such a compelling story. I wasn't so much annoyed by the ending as it seems so many are. Happy go lucky fluff endings bug me more so and this was anything but.

Good job for an author's first novel. Wonder if it will ever be translated to the big screen?
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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I read it about a year ago. I remember it going slow at first, then I really got into it, then about half way through it turns into a whole new story (Hamlet themes really start to emerge) and it took me a while to get used to it again. I think it's a good read. Stretches your imagination and blends the real and mystical in a very compelling way. I've recommended it to many people :-)
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