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I write this review with the bias of being a fan of this author's. Once again, Guterson's inclination/knowledge of nature shines through in another one of his books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AlReed
This book was, as all that I've read by David Guterson, written beautifully. Again, it did not reach the summit of popularity that his SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS did--that one having... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susanna
I agree with the Publishers Weekly review above. This book is worth reading for the lost in the wilderness section, but after that nothing happens in page after page of lucid,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Don Chatfield
Guterson continues with another riveting novel.
I love the abundance of detail he gives the reader, painting a picture but not holding the reader's hand in explanation. Read more
The Other tells the story of narrator Neil Countryman, a high school English teacher with a working class background, and his privileged friend John William Barry, who turns his... Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. Houston
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 17 months 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 18 months 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 19 months 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 on May 9, 2014 by Valerie Allen