Links for the East Side Readers' January discussion.
For March, All the Little Live Things, on the centennial of Wallace Stegner's birth.

1 comment:

VA said...

Did you notice how he frequently described the weather as if it were a character in the novel? Perhaps the landscape as well was a character.

The premise of the story - a man attempting to escape his past but events just will not let him, is good, but after a while I felt like I was missing something. The time sequence of the novel moves from present to past and back again and at times I had difficulty making these moves.

Why was it not a normal progression for Trond to have asked Lars what his (Lars) life was like growing up with my (Trond) father who was living with your mother? One Amazon reviewer called the decline to ask " an extraordinarily humane decision"!!! And another says "Why else have the gift of Lars next door, alone with the narrator?"