Monday, July 25, 2011

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

A modern day re-telling of Hamlet. The book takes place in rural Wisconsin with a main character who can hear, but cannot talk.

If you're familiar with Hamlet, you will have an idea of how the novel ends.

This was the only book I took with me on a ten-day vacation, and yet I still found myself reluctant to read it. The writing was great, but there were lots of pet dogs in the story. And when there are lots of dogs in a book, there usually has to be at least one dog death.

I did finish though, and the ending of the book was very disappointing, a true let-down, sad with no redemption.

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