[Ebook] Cold Mountain By Charles Frazier – Reliableradio.co.uk

Cold Mountain 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 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 And 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. Is it long Yes Does it sometimes take entire paragraphs or chapters to describe the scope of the landscape Yes Is it entirely worth it Yes This book is best described as an epicfor those that felt it was too long or boring, have you ever read The Odyssey The comparison is made for a reason This is not a book you take to the beach and read on vacationthis is a book you pick up on a rainy day when you call in sick in the middle of the week This is a book that becomes like a return t Is it long Yes Does it sometimes take entire paragraphs or chapters to describe the scope of the landscape Yes Is it entirely worth it Yes This boo Cold Mountain is quite possibly the most beautiful book that I ve ever read It s not for the faint of heart, however, as it s time consuming and requires a great deal of patience as Frazier takes his time with his descriptions of the landscape and the people as Inman, a soldier broken in spirit by the futility and waste of the Civil War, decides to walk home to Ada and his beloved Cold Mountain That is not to say that Frazier wastes the reader s time or goes off on unnecessary tangents althou Cold Mountain is quite possibly the most beautiful book that I ve ever read It s not for the faint of heart, however, as it s time consuming and requires a great deal of patience as Frazier takes his time with his descriptions of the landscape and the people as Inman, a soldier broken in spirit by the futility and waste of the Civil War, decides to walk home to Ada and his beloved Cold Mountain That is not to say that Frazier wastes the reader s time or goes off on unnecessary tangents although for those who like quick narratives, it may seem that way , but he is in no hurry to rush the novel to its conclusion To have done so would have stripped the novel of its power as it examines the lives of both Inman and Ad Considering the widespread acclaim this book and its subsequent 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 picturesque mountainous landscape are often beautiful, I fail to see the point I can Considering the widespread acclaim this book and its subsequent 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 I Be strong, saith my heart I am a soldier I have seen worse sights than thisHomer, 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 America.Inman not as heroic as Odysseus

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