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The Other tells the story of narrator Neil Countryman, a high school English teacher with a working class background, and his privileged friend John William Barry, who turns his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Houston
There are some books you read and pass on to others to enjoy. There are others you read and they become credit for the used bookstore and further purchases. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kris Sanderson
I got increasingly wrapped up in this novel: narrated by Neil Countryman, an English teacher of working class origin, whose life has followed fairly ordinary lines - marriage,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by sally tarbox
By any other author, I would not have been so disappointed in this book. I would have simply gotten through it or not, probably dismissed the author, and moved on. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Two If By Sea
A long and winding tale of two young men shaped by their families, choices, and mental illness. Guterson does a good job describing the subtle onset of mental illness observed by... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Valerie Allen
Readers who lived in Seattle during the 60s and 70s will love the local references. This is comfort food for middle-aged natives. My mom is buried in that cemetery. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by waterbaby
While this book lacks the plot and historical analysis of the outstanding Snow Falling on Cedars, it has something much more powerful: a clear case for the value of ordinary,... Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by AudreyB
THE OTHER IS THE FOURTH NOVEL WRITTEN BY DAVID GUTERSON. THE OTHERS ARE: SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS, AND OUR LADY OF THE FOREST. HIS FIFTH NOVEL IS ED KING. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by Shirley Guterson
This story of a guilt loaded male friendship on the Pacific Coast is moving and yet not sentimental with emphasis on nature and philosophy.Published on April 29, 2013 by ulla