PDF KINDLE Cold Mountain Ê Charles Frazier

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  • Cold Mountain
  • Charles Frazier
  • English
  • 01 November 2019
  • 9781400077052

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Charles Frazier É 9 Read Read ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Charles Frazier Read µ Cold Mountain ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Of Frazier' s eagerly anticipated second novel Thirteen Moons Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada the woman he loves His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves an. Considering the widespread acclaim this book and its subseuent film adaptation have received I m reluctant to write a negative review Still a dissenting opinion at least makes for an interesting read This was absolutely the most boring book I have ever read It took me about a year to finish it because every time I tried to pick it up day or night I was asleep in minutes Though the descriptions of the picturesue mountainous landscape are often beautiful I fail to see the point I can t understand why the lovers at the center of the plot even like eachother and in general I find the characters motivation for doing anything completely inexplicable I don t wish to spoil the story such as it is for any would be readers so I ll refrain from posting plot details Suffice it to say that the entire plot hinges on a series of events that conveniently take place but seem to have no bas

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Charles Frazier É 9 Read Read ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Charles Frazier Read µ Cold Mountain ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub D marauders bounty hunters and witches both helpful and malign At the same time the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father' s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away As it interweaves their stories Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey hugely powerful majestically lovely and keenly moving. You ve probably seen the movie made from this bookIt was a fine movie It won OscarsBut it cannot begin to capture the truly spectacular parts of this story because they are not the surface level narratives that make it onto the big screenBefore you can truly appreciate the uality of this book you need to be familiar with at least Homer s Odyssey Dante s Inferno and parts of the Bible You need to be on guard for a depth of symbolism and complexity of foreshadowing and allusion that will boggle your mindI always knew the movie didn t really get the book but when my dad who has not read the book referred to it as a chick flick because he thought of it primarily as a love story which it is but not that kind then I really realized what one misses when one has not read the book

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Charles Frazier É 9 Read Read ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Charles Frazier Read µ Cold Mountain ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub In 1997 Charles Frazier' s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best seller list for sixty one weeks won numerous literary awards including the National Book Award and went on to sell over three million copies Now the beloved American epic returns reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication. Be strong saith my heart I am a soldier I have seen worse sights than this Homer The OdysseyHaving recently read The Odyssey I was prompted by Goodreads friend JulieGrippo to go on this journey namely Homer s epic voyage transposed to the terrain of 19th century North AmericaInman not as heroic as Odysseus an army deserter wounded in the American Civil War faces a treacherous interminable journey home to his love Ada ergo Odysseus s PenelopeYou can see from my five star rating that I was captivated by this book but it could just have easily been demoted to three stars as it was very nearly hoisted by a petard of its own poetic proseSo I ll just get my two gripes out of the way then we can all sit down and have a nice cup of teaGripe 1One of my pet peeves is seeing dialogue that isn t neatly nestled between some perfectly respectable speech marks Why Charles Frazie