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.
Posted by Elaine at 2:43 PM