Monday, February 4, 2008

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain (Paperback) Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier


My review
rating: 5 of 5 stars
I've had this book on my shelf for 3-1/2 years. I finally got over my fear that this book would not be as good as the movie, or that reading the book would possibly change my love of the movie. It did not on either accounts. I love the movie and I love love love this book. The book was edgier and darker than the movie but the poignancy of the romance still held. I found this book impossible to put down, to point that I read parts aloud to my daughter. (She thought momma's southern accent was funny.) I'm looking forward to reading 'Thirteen Moons' and putting this author on my must read list.

Pub. Date: May 1997

Synopsis: 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.

Recommended Reading:
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
Snow Falling on Cedars : A Novel by David Guterson
As I Lay Dying : The Corrected Text by William Faulkner

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