The story of Edgar Sawtelle

I’ve been trying to make space to read some novels this summer – they tend to be ones recommended by the progeny.

The-Story-of-Edgar-Sawtel-001Just finished The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.

Stephen King says, in his typically sparse prose, that ‘I flat out loved this.’ I like Stephen King (especially his wonderful little book on writing) and have to concur – this is a gem.

I ain’t going to give anything away, ‘cept to say that you won’t look at a dog the same way after reading this book.

Unforgettable: lovingly written, ruthlessly honest, Shakesperian in its tragic scope, brilliant in characterisation (especially the mute Edgar, but all the Sawtelles are richly drawn).

Happy it is not, true it is.

 

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