Oprah's Risky Book Club Pick Please click on the words Oprah's Risky Book Club Pick to read of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and the controversy and fuss about this one.
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If The Story of Edgar Sawtelle wasn't a novel on your radar screen before now, maybe the fact that Oprah Winfrey selected it as her Book Club Pick might perk your interest. I'd already been intrigued by this book before it was chosen for Oprah's Book Club since it was both among the most loved and hated books of the year, judging from reader reactions and comments I've been tracking at various book sites.
You can read about that at my other site, see link above, in an article called Why Edgar Sawtelle May be the Most Hated and Loved Book of the Year (August 28).
Picking this book could be a very risky move for Oprah and her viewers. Will they stick with a book that is over 500 pages and has a fair share of people who hated the book? If you read this book, you'd better be ready to either fall in love with it or hate it. There seems to be no in between. The Enigma of Edgar Sawtelle. Hope you share your take. For the record, I loved this book.