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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2005

    Beautifully Crafted!

    This highly and uniqely descriptive work kept me reading from cover to cover. I haven't read this authors work in the past, though I will begin Plainsong next. The way the ending left on a positive note was pleasant though seemed to be a bit weak for me.

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  • Posted December 1, 2010

    Great Sequel

    Again, Haruf had me captured with his down to Earth and true to life writing. It seemed a little more complex than Plainsong, and it was definitely more heartbreaking (from what I can remember). I'm looking forward to reading his other books now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2004

    If you loved Plainsong...

    If you loved Plainsong, you will love Eventide. I watched eagerly for Kent Haruf's next novel and am happy to report that Eventide did not disapoint. The story, set in small town America, is peopled by engaging, believable characters who try to conduct their lives with quiet dignity as best they are able. And some are more or less able than others. And sometimes, as in real life, fate steps in and dignity steps aside for mere humanity. The author cares about his characters and treats their foibles with compassion and dry humor. He knows his setting well and is able to take the reader to life in a small town set on the harsh, high plains of Eastern Colorado. The only concern I felt in reading this story is that the strong parallels to Plainsong raise the specter of the formulaic in Haruf's prose. Nonetheless, it is a good and satisfying read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2004

    I loved this sequel to Plainsong

    I was surprised that Mr. Haruf chose the two elderly farmers to continue Plainsong, but as only he can, Haruf writes so down-to-earth and honest that this farm-life story held me to the very end. I love the dialogue and true-to-life manner in which he depicts his characters. It kept me bound to the very end. At first,I did think it ended a little abruptly, yet, upon reflection, he leaves it on a positive note from which it is not difficult to draw your own satisfactory conclusions.

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