Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
This is the story of 67 year old Trond Sander, who has decided to spend the remaining years of his life alone in a remote cabin far from civilization. His neighbor turns out to be someone he knew over 50 years earlier, which brings back memories that he would prefer to forget. The story moves smoothly between the past and the present. I thought it was very well written and would rate it 4 out of 5. I read this as the second book for my WWII Reading Challenge, and the subject of WWII is a secondary, rather than primary, theme, being a part of Trond Sander's memories.