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This review is from: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (Hardcover)
There can be no doubt that David Wroblewski knows how to handle a pen, so to speak. But this book is like looking at a Renaissance painting - it exhibits extraordinary technical skill but it's not that interesting. I have to agree with earlier reviewers that the pacing is rather dull. There are long passages that don't on the face of it have a lot to do with the story. They may be beautiful but it's asking too much (of me, at least) to wade through that waiting for something to happen. And now to fully disqualify myself as a reviewer .. I actually put the book down today after getting to page 257 and I won't be picking it up again.
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Initial post: Aug 22, 2009 12:55:13 PM PDT
Ah, page 257... right when you realize that it's Hamlet all over again...
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