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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle author David Wroblewski

Discussion in 'Novels by Other Authors' started by Chelle71, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Chelle71

    Chelle71 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else read this book. I wanted to post because if you love dogs and a very well written book this is a must read...I picked this up because Stephen King had written a review on the back of the book...SK has good taste! This book is now one of my favorites ;DD
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I haven't... but now I'd like to. :)
  3. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    It helps if you know a little about MacBeth, too...

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...that was a great song by Kiss......
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...honey, darlin' and dear...your latest pic makes it seem like your overdue for a trim....:biggrin2:
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  6. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It was a good book. For anyone planning to read it--keep the tissues handy.
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  7. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. It certainly got mixed reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, but many of the readers who disliked it hung their opinions on the "dogs are not humans and do not act like that" hook. Well, no ... not precisely, but neither do spooky old women typically tell your fortunes in real life. I think a lot of the readers who didn't like it picked it up because "it's a dog story," and they weren't prepared for the speculative fiction element. Which, you know, that's fine and all, but Wroblewski never claimed to be James Herriot.

    Anyway, I loved it. I read it in 2008, and seeing this post makes me want to read it again.
  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Agreed :)
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  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    AFTER you read East Of Eden, of course. Right????
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  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    One of the best books I've read! I highly recommend it!
  11. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Oh Gawd... so many books, so little time. :a11:
  12. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    If you're not a dog person before you read this book, you will be after you've read it! And dogs aside, it's just and incredible story with an amazing main character.
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  13. Chelle71

    Chelle71 Well-Known Member

    hehehe how are you lovely giant? :love:
  14. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Garth Stein's "The Art of Racing in the Rain."

    It's a wonderful, easy, heartfelt doggy book read.

    Plus, he looks like the dude-writer in our heads.

    Sorry, guys (and sorry, Daryl):

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...just a goofy as usual my lovely Aussie...
  16. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    Oh how I loved this book. :)

    Really liked Edgar Sawtelle, too. But I liked The Art of Racing in the Rain even more.
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  17. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Found a 1st hardback signed of this title at a thrift store but didn't pick it up. Went back a week later and it was gone......
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  18. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Jack London Call of the wild
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  19. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I won this book a few years back at a Christmas draw. I would not otherwise have found it. It is easily one of my top twenty-five of all time!
  20. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    I'm not a dog person and I really didn't care for the story that much. I know this puts me in the minority here, but ...

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