The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

A Novel

By David Wroblewski

18 Readers

Chuck

Sara

ebeausoleil

theblacksheepdances

Dane

billy

Kimberly

Jennifer

Kristine

Tom

Kari

Nesta

Francisco

Shimone

Justin


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Chuck Mallott read 62 pages in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Sara finished reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Sara read 121 locations in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Sara read 571 locations in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Ranjani Sheshadri The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

This is such a laborious read for a novel in which nothing has happened yet, and the plot is basically Hamlet set in the Midwest. Ghosts and everything. I'm not kidding.

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Ranjani Sheshadri The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

It is absolutely heartbreaking when Edgar tries to pick up the phone and call for help, but can't because he's mute. I've been mulling that over for a few chapters, and it's always accompanied by this sudden jolt of realization -- he can't talk -- that makes the whole scene that much more interesting.

The book's written well, but I feel like the dogs trump the humans in the time and attention Wroblewski devotes to them. Clearly, the animals take precedent. Runs a little slow in places, but there's a lot to get through. Here's hoping I make it!

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