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  1. Manutebecker

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    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle...

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Manutebecker, Apr 30, 2009.

    This is one of the biggest "must-reads" I can recommend. I finished it about an hour ago and was just rattled. Such a vivid adventure, so well written (took the author ten years to write it) and so much moral perspective. I've read a lot of books and I'd have to say this is in the top five!
     
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    Yeah it is an amazing book. Made all the more better by the fact that it manages to adapt Shakespeare well. As opposed to John Marsden, a pretty famous and respected Australian author who crapped out a very faithful novelisation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, changing nothing, doing nothing original, simply to get some money. That said, at the bookshop I work at we haven't sold a single copy (whereas Edgar Sawtelle has sold out a couple of times, I thnk thanks to Oprah).
     
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    Oh, and if you liked it, read Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginides. They share a few similarities, and theyre both among the best books ive ever read.
     

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