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last of the mohicans

Celia Hayes
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Post by Celia Hayes » Fri June 18th, 2010, 7:56 pm

I have always taken Mark Twain's rules to heart, in writing, and in reading for pleasure ... and in reviewing other people's books.
The man was a writing god, people ... a veritable writing god. He and Kipling ought to be worshiped!
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Post by annis » Fri June 18th, 2010, 11:02 pm

Yes, Kipling has become rather unfashionable in recent times, but I've always loved his books, and my kids really enjoyed the Just-So and Jungle stories I read to them when they were little. Hate to think how many times I had to read their favourite, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi :)

Rosemary Sutcliff, another of my favourite authors, was much influenced by Kipling, and her article on Kipling posted on Anrhony Lawton's blog, is very interesting

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Post by M.M. Bennetts » Mon August 23rd, 2010, 9:14 pm

I admit it, I love this book. I read it when I was about fourteen and again years later.

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Post by Treebeard » Fri November 16th, 2012, 6:32 am

I've enjoyed several of the Leatherstocking tales over time, with the Last of the Mohicans being my favorite, followed by the Deerslayer.

The Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Means, Wes Studi, Madeline Stowe movie version was pretty darn good, even if it veered from the book. I think they captured the essential feel of the characters.

For me, part of the tale is the characters certainly, but Cooper also creates wonderful word pictures describing a physical environment that is a key part of each story.

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Post by wendy » Fri November 16th, 2012, 6:12 pm

Recently read it for book club and found it patchy. What JFC does well he does really well but some areas of the book are tedious and outdated. Glad I read it but wouldn't pick the book up again.
Wendy K. Perriman
Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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