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message 1: by Silver (new)

Silver Here is the thread for discussing the book Out Stealing Horses by Per Patterson.

message 2: by Silver (new)

Silver I was initially attracted to the title of this book without knowing much about it, and it was one of those books where it seemed like I heard about it somewhere but could not quite recall.

When I first started reading I thought it was going to be similar to Water For Elephants in the basic structure of the story, but I found it much less engaging or interesting.

I do not know what it is, but I cannot quite get into the book. I would not call it bad, and it does seem to be well written, but it really is not very gripping. I will keep reading but so far I don't really feel that compelled to what happens next.

message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate (kateksh) I'm picking this book up at the library tomorrow!

message 4: by Silver (new)

Silver I find it hard sometimes reading this book to keep track of the sequence of events. It flashes back and forth in time a lot, but there is no clear time refernece as to the order in which the events take place so it is hard to follow a path to what is happening and when. It is just like random moments back and forth in time that are not chonologically connected to each to each other.

message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate (kateksh) Picked this book up at a local library I hadn't visited. After only two chapters, I've been sucked right in -- the first "stealing horses" scene was riveting. I LOVE the descriptions -- out in the dark looking for the neighbor's dog; his childhood friend destroying the special birds nest -- I'm disappointed that I can't read those parts for the first time again. EnjoY!

message 6: by Kate (new)

Kate (kateksh) I just finished this book and loved EVERY word. What a wonderful story -- slight history lesson for me, loved the memoiresque narration and main character development. I have pages and pages marked w/ great, insigtful quotes and passages I want to record and remember. So many events unfolded and were put into place by the main character (a friend's family tragedy, Dad's double life and abandonment (replayed in the main character's own family . . .) LOVED IT!

message 7: by Margarette (new)

Margarette | 10 comments Couldn't get into it. Felt it was missing someting.

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