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Out Stealing Horses

Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson, Anne Born 2.5 stars

Out stealing horses is a book that I have wanted to read for a long time but just had a hunch that it was not for me and the hunch was correct.

This is a quiet but thought provoking sort of novel and tells the story of Trond a vigorous 67 year old residing in rural Norway. He is a loner and has withdrawn from the world.

The writing in this book is beautiful and I loved some of the descriptions in the novel but the story is more a study of character than plot and as much as I enjoyed the writing I really did not get a sense of time or place from this novel which I had thought I would. By by the time I had finished the book I felt I was ready to move on as this was just one of those books that didn't make an impression on me.

I would love to have read this as a book club read as I think its a deep book that would really throw up good discussion which might make me appreciate it more.