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At the Water's Edge: A Novel de Sara Gruen
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At the Water's Edge: A Novel (edició 2015)

de Sara Gruen (Autor)

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While her brother, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into her father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening.
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Títol:At the Water's Edge: A Novel
Autors:Sara Gruen (Autor)
Informació:Spiegel & Grau (2015), Edition: First Edition, 368 pages
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I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants was a near perfect reading experience for me. Fantastic characters and compelling story line set in an accurate and fascinating historical setting. I also completely fell into the atmosphere of the circus—in fact I was pleasantly surprised when Stephen King’s “Joyland” did the same for the carnival experience. At the Water’s Edge is close, but just not as good.

Don’t get me wrong. I blazed through this book because I really wanted to know how the story would turn out, but it just lacked the historical depth and atmosphere of Water for Elephants. Set in World War 2 in Scotland, our protagonist and her husband, along with a close friend, have run away from their self-created rich boy/girl problems in New York in search of a chance at redemption in a village close to Loch Ness. I believe Gruen was shooting for a Fitzgerald like dissoluteness, but I just came away feeling that these displaced Americans were no more than spoiled brats. I also feel that the opportunity to fully explore the horror of World War 2 from the European perspective was just glossed over to the point that it was no more moving and personal than a grainy old news reel. I really didn’t get a strong feel for the history of Scotland and the area either, or even the Nessie myth/creature.

Again, I must say that I enjoyed the story and read it quickly so that I could find out what happened. Gruen is a very good story teller. I gave the book an extra star because it was fun to read. I guess the best way to describe my feeling is to say that Water for Elephants was a historical and literary novel with some romantic elements and At the Water’s Edge was a romance with some historical elements, and I prefer the former rather than the latter. ( )
  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
I loved Water for Elephants, but when I started At the Water’s Edge, I thought it might end up being a DNF. I hated Ellis, Hank, and Maddie. They’re spoiled American rich kids without a clue about reality and they decide to make a trip to Scotland to get proof of the Loch Ness Monster during WWII. As the story progressed though, I found myself being more and more forgiving of Maddie, who comes off as more naive than anything else, and hating Ellis with a passion. Hank is just an arrogant idiot, but Ellis reminded me of Pete Campbell from “Mad Men”, who reminds me of a supervisor I had many years ago. I had the urge to snarl every time Ellis came into a scene. The story and the setting are what got me past the point of only seeing them as people to be despised, except for Ellis of course, and I was grateful that the story began to focus on Maddie more than the other two. I won’t give away the ending, but I will say that I was happy with it, even if a couple of the events were a bit convenient.

This is another solid, quality story from Sara Gruen. The pace, plot, ease of reading, and the development of Maddie’s character all make this book worth reading past the beginning. If you enjoyed Water for Elephants, you love any story that takes place in Scotland or during WWII, or you’re a fan of Historical Fiction, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book. ( )
  FortifiedByBooks | Jan 5, 2021 |
Not as good as her other two I read but it still is a good read. Reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Not as good as her other two I read but it still is a good read. Reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Oh, why couldn't they have drowned in Chapter One?
Likability: ★
Depth: ★


Chapter 6 begins: "After four hours and twenty minutes of utter, stomach-roiling misery..." This quote not only describes the characters at the beginning of Chapter 6 but the reading experience as well.

In a nutshell, the characters are flat, not relatable, and decidedly unlikeable. It's possible that they become more likable as the book progresses, but for the first 10 chapters, I am hard-pressed to find a reason to keep reading. If it is a voyage of self-discovery, as the book jacket proclaims, could we, perhaps, start a little closer to the discovery part?

Chapters in a book should end prompting the reader to exclaim, "What!?" or perhaps "Wait, why?" I find myself sighing, "Thank God that's over. Wait, what? OMG. There's another chapter. "

Finally, midway through Chapter 10, we gave up.

You should probably not read this book. I can't think of anyone that would enjoy it. ( )
  davehamptonusa | Nov 19, 2020 |
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While her brother, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into her father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening.

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