Book Reviews of The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter
Author: Russell Banks
ISBN-13: 9780060923242
ISBN-10: 0060923245
Publication Date: 11/25/1997
Pages: 272
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Beautifully written. The movie made from this book is exactly like the book and a highly recommended watch after reading this. Wow.
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I really liked this book. The first one of his I have ever read. I couldn't get through Affliction but this one was good.
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This is a story about 4 different people involed in a school bus accident. It exlores their lives and perspective of the accident. There are twist and turns in the characters lives that are surprising. This is an easy read.
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I thought this book was great. The story is about the aftermath of a school bus accident, and each chapter is told first person by different individuals affected by the accident. The stories are very human; character development is rich and winning. The writing is precise and readable. Banks shows us how one event appears to be so very different to different individuals.
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Gorgeous book.
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A schoolbus accident provides the means to explore the question, "When the worst happens, whom do you blame?"
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In the Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a schoolbus accident. Using four different narrators, Banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life's most agonizing questions- when the worst thing happens, whom do you blame?
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"In THE SWEET HEREAFTER, Russel Banks tells a story that begins w/ a school bus accident. Using 4 different narrators, Banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life's most agonzing questions: when the worst happens, who do you blame?" (from back cover)
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Very affecting and well-written. It left me wanting to know more about these characters. I almost felt the author could have written a book for each of the characters.