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Literature & Fiction
Genre Literature & Fiction
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.)
Ecco Press
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5 Reddit comments about The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.):

u/bkendig · 6 pointsr/KeepWriting

I looked up a few sample pages of this book on Amazon ( - looks like it treats sign language as speech, only it doesn't use quotation marks:

>Edgar looked at the old man lying there, so small and frail. The same man who'd summoned the strength to lift him out of the snow by the back of his shirt.
>He wasn't so innocent. I heard them talking.
>His mother put her face in her hands. "How are we going to tell Glen?" she said. "I don't understand what's happened with you. We're going to have to . . . have to . . ."
>She looked at him. "Wait," she said. "I need to think for a minute. Page fell down the stairs."
>She dropped into sign. You need to go.
>I'm not going anywhere.
>Yes, you are. I want you to run, get out into the field. Find a place to hide until tomorrow.
>Just go!

I like this approach. It makes the sign language easy to understand, but at the same time it makes it something alien, something unusual. Also, it looks like the book weaves in parallels with Kipling's The Jungle Book.

I've added this book to my list. Thank you for the recommendation!

u/docwilson · 3 pointsr/books

I've never seen mention of the story of edgar sawtelle here. Two big thumbs up.

u/Lilyintheshadows · 2 pointsr/books

The author's name isn't on the spine. Edgar must be the title character because the book's title is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel, by David Wroblewski.

u/GiraffeCookies · 1 pointr/books

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. It put me into such a bad/depressed mood I just couldn't get through it. Fantastic book though.

u/songbirdz · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Ender's Game is seriously so much better than the movie. It's amazing what people will do to ensure the safety of the human race, without fully seeing the whole picture.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski. I was hesitant at first, always seeing it, but never checking it out at the library. It wound up being one of my favorite books to read, it was that good. Story of a mute boy raised on a farm breeding dogs. He can sign, and has pretty good life, as far as things go, until his father dies. He tries to prove his uncle had a hand in the death, but the plan backfires. Hated the ending - not because it was bad, but it was so damn sad.

If you're willing to poke at a series, try Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastards series, the first book is The Lies of Locke Lamora. The series centers around Locke and his shenanigans as a Gentleman Bastard - a notorious gang of thieves. They pull off some pretty intense schemes, some with great success, some with spectacular failures. It's a great series, and another set of favorites that I recommend to everyone that'd ask.

Congratulations on the new job, hope it works out well for you! Also, I love that you had such a great turn out for your book drive. My kids know how important it is to read - I actually push my daughter to read a little bit above her grade level. She keeps a reading log for homework, so her teachers are pretty impressed. She did amazingly well on her latest state reading/math test, and her teacher believes it's because of all the reading she does. If you do another drive, I hope it goes just as well.