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I felt like he was just filling the pages, especially the ending.
The plot line is revealed early on, and one of the characters spends much time in the present trying very hard to fill in the gaps in his history of the other.
Once again David Guterson has captured my mind and attention with a beautiful and well written book.
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 14 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 9 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 17 months ago 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 20 months ago 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 20 months ago 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 22 months ago by ulla
I picked this book to read with high expectations, having loved Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars. The plot seemed intriguing enough. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by M. Harrington