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Download Book ½ Cold Mountain É 356 pages Ì ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Cold Mountain Author Charles Frazier – 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 awMarauders 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 movin Did not like it Although it has an interesting structure and pretext it is so intellectualized that it is hard to care about the characters at all It seems like Frazier is interested in showing off than in writing a gripping work of fiction

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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 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 basis in reality Why for example did the protagonist undertake his long journey in the first place This is to my mind never made adeuately clear Conseuently instead of rooting for the characters I end up thinking What a bunch of morons

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Cold MountainIn 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 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 Frazier Why They were evidently good enough for Dickens Hugo and Dostoyevsky yet for some artsy reason you didn't feel the needOf course the enlightened readers among us can get by without them but applying the same logic why bother with commas and full stops In fact let's go the whole hog and eliminate vowels as well Huh Bloody vowels making words much longer than they need to beGripe #2More than most I drool over a banuet of sumptuous prose Frazier writes beautifully and songbirds landed on my shoulders while I read rather like a dreamy scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs All it seemed was perfectly spiffing in my worldBut holy pretentiousness Batman Surely he didn’t have to pack every blimmin' paragraph with eminence until each one burst at the seams The high calibre prose though meritorious did uicksand the pace of my read and decelerated the narrative thrust of the story Ahhh now isn't it just grand to get things off one's chest So how about that nice cup of tea do you take milk and sugarThe story despite my two gripes is a towering epic worthy of the utmost praise Evocative and monumental it carries weighty themes of love resilience honour and devotion with great aplomb Granted it doesn't flow like a cold mountain stream but you won't often see writing as good as this in our modern age