Reviews: OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson

A couple of WWII reading challenge participants reviewed Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, in which the war is a secondary theme and appears in a character’s memories.  Here’s what they had to say about the book; click the links for the complete reviews.

Fleur Fisher from Fleur Fisher Reads says:

The story moves seamlessly between past and present and, little by little, you come to understand why Trond has withdrawn from the world and why he gives little of his emotions away.

So yes, the story is bleak, but is also quite beautifully told and oh so believable. Time and place are beautifully evoked, the descriptions of nature and the changing seasons are quite magical, and the imagery is stunning.

Nise’ from Under The Boardwalk says:

This was a beautifully written novel that was a bit slow going at the begninning but once I got into it, I could not put it down.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**


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