Snow Falling on Cedars PDF/EPUB Ä Snow Falling

Gripping tragic and densely atmospheric—a masterpiece of suspense San Piedro Island north of Puget Sound is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder In the course of the ensuing trial it becomes clear that what is at stake is than a man's guilt For on San Pedro memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife memories of land desired paid for and lost Above all San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched


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    You know that guy who's at every party the one who loves to hear himself talk and tells long winded stories while the unlucky few who got caught in his gravitational pull nod politely and and start eyeing the exits? Yeah David Guterson is That Guy His book has a really intersesting subject a few years after World War Two a man of Japanese descent is accused of killing a white man on the small island community of San Piedro The story follows the trial and breaks every now and then for flashbacks about various characters' pasts Good story but Guterson bogs it down with absolutely pointless backstories and details I didn't need to know for example what six different random San Piedro residents did when the huge blizzard hit or how the accused man's wife's mother was a mail order bride from Japan And I think the book would have been equally enjoyable if Guterson hadn't treated his readers to a description of how the murder victim spent his last day alive screwing his wife in the shower Guterson also works hard to keep his story dramatic the courtroom scenes I might add are mind numbingly boring The accused man Miyamoto at first denies knowledge of the murder and then changes his story towards the end of the book and whenever a character asks Miyamoto why he didn't tell the truth from the beginning Guterson is careful to arrange the dialogue so Miyamoto never has to actually answer that question Similarly when a character uncovers some Very Important Evidence towards the end of the book he takes his sweet time delivering the evidence to the judge so Guterson can stretch his story out for thirty pages By the last fifty pages of the book I was just waiting for it to end and hoping there would be a really good twist ending that would make the whole experience better by the way there isn't oneUPDATE This A thousand times this