Book Reviews of Salamander

Author: Thomas Wharton
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ISBN-13: 9780743444156
ISBN-10: 0743444159
Publication Date: 8/20/2002
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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This is such a different book; the only things I can liken it to are The Beatles' songs or Monty Python. Ob-la-dee, Ob-la-da kept running through my head as I read this.

Wharton pushes the reader to think beyond the physical attributes of a book as the story follows the life of Nicholas Flood. The story oftentimes reads like a fable--fun and silly and full of unexpected turns of events. It has its share of tragedy and melancholy. For me, this book was about mortality, but I think a reader could interpret this story many ways.

This would be an excellent book for a discussion group.