Sunday, May 27, 2012

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE


Author:  David Wroblewski
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2008
Personal Rating:  2.5/5 (eh)
Format: Audiobook
Yearly Count:  49


Edgar Sawtelle, born mute, lives on a dog breeding farm in Wisconsin with his mother and father.  When catastrophe strikes, Edgar makes a bold move.

There certainly were some good points to this book, but I'm sad to say that it ultimately landed below a just okay read for me.  I did love some of the language, but that language also dragged on and on.  I didn't find Edgar and the dogs to have some amazing relationship, but they were okay.  The few incidents of paranormal activity and personification added to my dislike as I am not a fan of either.  Thankfully, the second half of the book was much more interesting, but the ending . . . useless.    There were so many unanswered questions in my mind when I finished it, but now I just wonder what was the point of the book?



  

      

13 comments:

  1. Yeah, I've heard a lot of people say the same thing. A good friend of mine couldn't even finish it.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ It was long, too! :( It wasn't all bad, though.

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  2. I have looked at this book over fifty times at the thrift shops and the library and continue to put it down and not read it....glad I didn't waste my time...we seem pretty on track as far as reading interests ;)

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    1. Danielle ~ On all the major rating book sites, the average is 3-3.5, so that really isn't very encouraging either.

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  3. We had an outright war about this book at work a few years ago. Either you loved it or hated it..no in between! I loved it!

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    1. Staci ~ I can imagine the "war!" If I HAD to choose between love and hate, I would go with hate, but I truly feel like I am in the middle on this one.

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  4. I'm with Staci. I loved this book!! I listened to the audio and thought the reader was excellent. I loved the characters and plot. I'm so sorry this was a dud for you, Joy. :(

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    1. Les ~ Don't worry. I won't hold it against you (or Staci) ! ;)

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    2. Les ~ And I know you were REALLY worried. LOL

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  5. I have this one on the shelf and I've considered ditching it. I've heard enough "eh" things about. But then people like Les loved it?! Torn!]

    Wow--blogger is starting to get really creative with the captcha. Pictures now?!

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    1. Trish ~ To be honest with you, I think you would probably enjoy this. You tend to appreciate this type of book much more than I do.

      What's up with the captcha? I have no idea what my blog is requiring for comment moderation. Eek! I don't like when we have to type in two crazy words. Annoying. Please let me know.

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    2. Yes--your blog requires captcha (or word verification). Blogger has recently changed it so that there's a picture and word. I haven't quite figured it out but it usually lets me comment. ;)

      Ok...well, I guess I'll hang on to my copy for a little longer. What's one more book, right?

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    3. Trish ~ I haven't seen that form of captcha yet. Hmmm. Once I do, I'll determine whether I want it or not. I don't like all the spam that comes through. That's why I turned that feature on to begin with.

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