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No I do not hate it, but I do not like it eather, it is not my kind of book/story.
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 keep thinking I shouldn't review this book, since I couldn't get more than fifty pages into it, and found it pretty difficult all the way through.
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 2 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 5 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 6 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 9 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 14 months ago by stok
Jonathan Evison's WEST OF HERE is two books in one: a period western and a contemporary novel that evokes both Larry McMurtry and John Irving with colorful characters, amiable... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lee Goldberg