December 26, 2008


This isn't qualified as a book review,
Since it will be a stupid move if I were to review about a book when the words I use isn't gonna convince anyone that I've been reading books.

So instead,
I'll share about a book that I've read.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and PS I Love You are both books that I bought in the MPH warehouse sale.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

(The cover of the version I have)

(The cover of the one I spot currently selling in MPH)

This book is one of the most gigantic books I've ever finish reading.

Heavy to hold,
Quite troublesome.
But that's not important.

The use of language is much deeper than those that I have read before,
But it isn't impossible to understand.

(Although some parts I had to read again to understand, probably because I didn't concentrate fully)

Story line :
(Not spoiler, just taken from the back of the book)

On a farm in remote northern Wisconsin the mute and brilliant Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomised by Almodine, Edgar's lifelong companion.

But when his beloved father mysteriously dies, Edgar blames himself, if only because his muteness left him unable to summon help. Grief-stricken and bewildered by his mother's desperate affair with her dead husband's brother, Edgar's world unravels one spring night when, in the falling rain, he sees his father's ghost ...
The author explains everything in detail.
Every. Single. Thing.
You have to understand what it is and try to imagine everything,
Which I'm not so good at.

The book is very good,
More like serious reading to me,
Not a light book.
The whole book is very ... consuming?
Er ... emotional?
I don't know how to describe it,
(Yeah, my lack of vocabulary)
But it will make you feel like you've already experienced barn life.

Next book,
I bet everyone has heard of this before.

Light book,
Very light.
Easy read,
Not to say it's bad,
But it doesn't require that much brain power to understand everything.

It's like one of those TV series put into a book.
Manage to finish it in like 3 days,
Considering I'm not so much of a continuous or fast reader,
That's considered very fast.

Sad thing was,
I didn't cry at all while reading that book,
Since I have like 3 to 4 female friends telling me that they cried like babies reading this book.

I laughed a lot though,
At their conversations,
Not the touching moments of course.

Did I mention this is the very first chick lit I've ever read?
I didn't know it was ... like this.
Very ... light.

That's all,
Worth grabbing if you're wondering what to read.

Though I'm still not sure what genre I'm interested in.


Jarod said...

u got PS I LOVE YOU? Borrow me can ah... :D

Kritz said...

Cannnn, no problem.