Beautifully written. The movie made from this book is exactly like the book and a highly recommended watch after reading this. Wow.
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.
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.
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.
"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)
A schoolbus accident provides the means to explore the question, "When the worst happens, whom do you blame?"
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?
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.