Monday, March 09, 2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

This book is one of the most brilliant I have ever read. This is David Wroblewski first novel and I pray there are more to come. My heart is pounding and my mind racing at the conclusion of this novel, wishing desperately for more of the book, yet knowing that if there were more, it would somehow spoil the thing.

The characters are complex and unpredictable. You sit captivated by the book simply waiting for what happens next because you'll never guess it. This book has easily made it into the top 5 books I love including: The Five People You Meet in Heaven, To Say Nothing of the Dog, The Secret Life of Bees, and The Giver.

At page 210 (of 566) this book became a riveting one that I struggled to put down. The last 25% of the book did have some swearing, but it didn't detract from the book. Amazing. Beautiful. Perfect.


queenieweenie said...

it's sitting on my kindle right now...just trying to finish the newest Wally Lamb book first.

Emma said...

Sounds like a good read! I'll have to see if our library has it. (HA!) Guess what?! We'll be in UT this summer after all! Who woulda thunk? So....are you up for a good lunch out?

Jenna Wood said...


Yes, yes--let's schedule it now so I'm in town. I can't believe you're going to be here. YES!!!!!!!