An early morning adventure out stealing horses leads to the tragic death of one boy and a resulting lifetime of guilt and isolation for his friend, in this moving tale about the painful loss of innocence and of traditional ways of life that are gone forever.An early morning adventure out stealing horses leads to the tragic death of one boy and a resulting lifetime of guilt and isolation for his friend, in this moving tale about the painful loss of innocence and of traditional ways of life that are gone forever.Read Less
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A very good book, I can recommend it everybody.It was the first book I ever read from Per Petterson, so far it is his best.
Sep 24, 2009
NEVER HEARD OF THIS AUTHOR.
TITLE CERTAINLY MISLEAD ME!!!
BOOK, EXCELLENT READ!!!
Aug 6, 2009
exactly as described
Excellent novel. Read it from library. Decided to buy and share with family.
May 15, 2009
A quiet, powerful novel
This story about a Norwegian man looking back on his life is almost sneakily wonderful; I was halfway through it before I realized how invested I was. Petterson's prose reminds me of Wallace Stegner in its simple elegance which is about as high praise as I can give. The story itself is about loss, and loneliness and families falling apart - towards the end, the story ended up being just shy of fully satisfying, but it's a truly special novel that is well deserving of all the praise it has gotten.
Mar 5, 2009
I did not like it, read it for a book club. Reaction there was mixed. Too much Norway woods, though it did have a very subtle point to make about loyalty.
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