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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski What to do about this book? Up until the final scene, I was set and ready to give this book five stars plus one thousand. Even though I knew this story was a strange take on Hamlet from the moment I picked it up, I kept telling myself, nah, he wouldn't do it. This can't be a tragedy. But it was. A beautiful, horrible, wonderful tragedy. I hate it and I love it. Right now I'm mostly hating it, but I have a feeling that somewhere down the line I'll be picking it up again, and possibly again and again. This story is epic and wrenching and original, and the language is slow, and langorous, drawing you in to its evil clutches and not letting you go.Don't read this book looking for a happy ending, and you might be okay, but I'm not promising anything.