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The story is good, and the characters are very well developed.
I have spoken to others who read this book and frankly they either couldn't get past page 40 or so, or hacked their way to the end but found it too slow and boring.
The novel is enormously sad and haunting, and the language beautifully simple and evocative.
The only reason I read this book was our couples book club. Once I started, it was difficult to put down. Read morePublished 7 days ago by skfitzp
This book was interesting, my daughter had to read it for her school so I figured I'd read along. The beginning was a little slow but then picked up speed and interest in the... Read morePublished 24 days ago by J A Blake
Have had this for awhile and finally decided it was time to read it. Very glad I did. Reminds me a bit of Kent Haruf novels but from a Norwegian frame of mind. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JWW
Beautifully written. I heard the author on world book report and ordered the book.Published 1 month ago by Miso
This book was translated from Norwegian, but the writing seems quite beautiful. The main character, Trond, is an old man who lives in the woods and apparently prefers to be left... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy Crays
In the eve of the new millennium the reader meets an old man who is recalling two different moments of his life: youth and his late sixty. Read morePublished 2 months ago by amateco