Friday, June 27, 2008

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: Mid-Read Thoughts

I’m only about halfway through the book, and I’m still reserving judgment, but I feel compelled to post about a scene I read last night. The scene occurs in the chapter titled “In the Rain” (pp. 233-41 in my hardcover edition). Without a doubt, this is the most touching and yet creepy scene about a son’s interaction with his father that I’ve ever read. It’s a familiar subject treated in a highly original and masterful way. So far, a lot about this book is good, but this scene is GREAT. I apologize for the lack of detail, but I cannot write more without spoiling the story.

1 comment:

Matt Sinclair said...

Whoops, now I see that you added a review that I'd not noticed. Thanks. Looks like a nice blog.