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The characters were likable, but never really fleshed out.
Evison can flat out write, important in a book with two converging time lines, a busload of characters, and multiple story lines that are woven together.
I would much rather spend my time reading something that I enjoy than trying to finish this book just for the sake of finishing it.
I did not like the writing style. I read chapter 1 and skipped forward to see if things improved only to delete the book from my account.Published 4 months ago by science9teacher
West of here unfortunately covers its many literary flaws by resorting to magic. An otherwise majestic story of the life of a frontier town from 1880 to present is scarred and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mike Whitman
So now I want to see the Pacific Northwest and it feels a bit like home. I'm not sure Jonathan Evison thought about how he would now motivate legions of people to see and trample... Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. P. Lincoln
I read this book, but I can't remember much about it at all. But I don't remember not liking it, so I surmise that it was readable, just not memorable. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bernie Butt
I loved WEST OF HERE as I enjoyed the historical perspective versus current times. Evison's description of the area and his characters is colorful, detailed, and fun. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gwynn Rogers
I found this book to be a major disappointment. The plot was thin, the characters shallow, and the book did nothing to illuminate the richness of the history of Northwest Native... Read morePublished 18 months ago by always shopping
A delightful novel with a local Pacific Northwest theme has many characters, sort of an ensemble cast, with two related story lines, over a hundred years apart, with many of the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Michael P. McCullough
When I finished reading this book, I turned (as I often do when my assessment of a book is significantly lower than the ratings which helped persuade me to read it) to Amazon... Read morePublished 21 months ago by JMoritz
Hate?? No I do not hate it, but I do not like it eather, it is not my kind of book/story.Published 21 months ago by stok