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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (2008)

af David Wroblewski

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A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.
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Mystery
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
This is a very interesting book. I enjoyed reading it for the most part. I did not like the ending and felt frustrated with the author for building up my hopes that the resolution might be brighter. I am glad I read it as it was thought provoking and my understanding of many things was expanded. ( )
  LuLibro | Jan 22, 2024 |
Edgar Sawtelle is born able to hear but unable to speak. Consequently he withdraws from human companionship and forms his closest bonds with the family dogs. Unlike the humans in Edgar's life, the loyalty of the dogs is unwavering and in the end the dogs are left standing tall, proud and free while the humans are left dead, blind, or insane. The end may have been a bit too melodramatic, but it was very fitting. ( )
  kevinkevbo | Jul 14, 2023 |
Amazing writing, but it took a long time to get into the book. Then, when I was finally hooked, the ending turned out to be a tremendous let down. If only the story had impressed me as greatly as this author's writing!
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  REGoodrich | Jun 22, 2023 |
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a dutiful procession through the main events of [Hamlet]. The Mousetrap scene, in which Edgar trains his dogs to act out his father’s murder in front of Claude, is marvelous—Wroblewski loves writing about dogs and he’s great at it—but the other pages are still covered by translucent drafter’s blueprints. Here’s Polonius, the meddler, here’s Laertes, the avenging son, and so on. (The Laertes figure isn’t introduced until page 489 and he’s as puzzled as the rest of us about why he’s supposed to kill a fourteen-year-old boy.) Wroblewski is only at pains to apply himself when there’s a chance his characters might become complicated and unsympathetic.
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, all 566 pages, is surprising and rewarding. It's worth savoring, both its story and its storytelling.
tilføjet af Katya0133 | RedigerUSA Today, Bob Minzesheimer (Jun 19, 2008)
 
High literary art from a talent that bears watching.
tilføjet af Katya0133 | RedigerBooklist, Ian Chipman (Jun 1, 2008)
 
This is the best book I've read in a long time.
tilføjet af Katya0133 | RedigerPublishers Weekly (May 19, 2008)
 
[A] spellbinding first novel . . .
tilføjet af Katya0133 | RedigerKirkus Reviews (Apr 15, 2008)
 

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High in the crown of a charred tree, an owl revolved its dished face, and one branch down, three small replicas followed.
He thought of his father standing in the barn doorway peering skyward as a thunderstorm approached, while his mother shouted, ‘Gar, get indoors, for God’s sake.’ That was how it was, sometimes. You put yourself in front of the thing and waited for whatever was going to happen and that was all. It scared you and it didn’t matter. You stood and faced it. There was no outwitting anything. … It was not a morbid thought, just the world as it existed. Sometimes you looked the thing in the eye and it turned away. Sometimes it didn’t.
He’d left in confusion, but his return was clarifying. So much of what had been obscure while he faced away was now evident. … So much of the world was governed by chance. … Life was a swarm of accidents waiting in the treetops, descending upon any living thing that passed, ready to eat them alive. You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents—the rest you let float by. … Some things were certain—they had already happened—but the future would not be divined. … The future was no ally. A person had only his life to barter with.
Most people thought training meant forcing their will on a dog. Or that training required some magical gift. Both ideas were wrong. Real training meant watching, listening, diverting a dog’s exuberance, not suppressing it. You couldn’t change a river into a sea, but you could trace a new channel for it to follow.
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