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Cold Mountain- The Art of A Tedious Novel,
This review is from: Cold Mountain (Paperback)
Charles Frazier is a talented writer. He knows how to use the language, plot devizes and writing style to good effect. However, Cold Mountain is tedious to the point of exasperation. The two main characters do not create enough sympathy for me to really care about. Everything is described to exact detail, and this makes the book dispassionate and devout of emotion.
The book is perhaps saved with characters such as Stobrod and Veasey, but this not not defer from the poorness of the overall plot. Frazier is successful at writing this in a detached way, but overdoes it in this novel. A potentially good story and classic novel is disapointedly wasted. However, those looking for a read with beautiful describitive language will be enthralled.
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2011, 18:13:28 BST
"Devout" of emotion? "Describitive" language? Maybe you mean "devoid" of emotion and "descriptive" language.
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