Juan Fran Moratalla Angulo Fran Moratalla Angulo itibaren Salehr, Himachal Pradesh 177117, Hindistan
Perhaps I thought less of this book because I read Graham Swift's amazing _Waterland_ first--which isn't fair criticism! This is Swift's first novel, and although it's not as polished as _Waterland_, you can see him developing the themes that intrigue him: lost communication between parents and children, the intricacies of marriage, and of course History.
There is some very elegant writing in this story. However, the storytelling itself is flawed. Why did Edgar return to the farm when he was determined to stay away? And what was really in those files about the Sawtelle dogs other than some letters exchanged and explanation of sires? Sometimes the story seemed to be leading to something profound and it dropped off. I found one of the most enjoyable parts was when Henry was so preoccupied with being ordinary. But that really didn't have anything to do with the story at all.