Kim's review of March
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Tracey, librarian on strike
Dec 23, 2011 02:43PM
I'm looking forward to your thoughts on this. It's another one of those hopefully-top-shelf-fan-fic ideas ...
Dec 23, 2011 03:21PM
I decided to read this one because of my recent re-read of LW. I don't have huge expectations, but so far, so good. I respected Geraldine Brooks as a journalist and a writer of non-fiction (eg.
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
) long before she started writing novels, so I'm predisposed to at least take what she writes seriously.
The good thing about this novel as fan-fic is that I have no set view of Mr March's character and personality, other than that his daughters loved him very much. Brooks has apparently based March's character on Alcott's father, which makes sense given that LW was partly autobiographical.
I will no doubt finish reading it in the next few days, as I laze around hopefully doing not a lot of anything at the beach house up north we have rented for Christmas!
Dec 26, 2011 07:25AM
Certainly sounds good based on your review!
Dec 26, 2011 02:53PM
Abigail wrote: "Your review encourages me, Kim - I've been meaning to read this one for a while now..."
The book certainly exceeded my expectations, Abigail. While reading it I was glad that I had re-read LW so recently, as I could take myself quite easily to the right time and place. If nothing else, it has reinforced my interest in reading more about Branson Alcott, as well as more about the Civil War.
Dec 30, 2011 11:54AM
I liked your review. It was thoughtful yet heartfelt and personal. I'm looking forward to more of your insights and will consider reading things you recommend.
Dec 30, 2011 12:16PM
Gary wrote: "I liked your review. It was thoughtful yet heartfelt and personal. I'm looking forward to more of your insights and will consider reading things you recommend."
Thanks, Gary. I see that you also liked this book.
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