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The Outlander by Gil Adamson
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Jun 25, 08

Not every book that has people spending time in the mountains is on the same literary level as Cold Mountain. Despite the book jacket's comments, however, Adamson gives us an interesting adventure story, possibly better compared to Enger's Peace Like A River. I did not feel close to the characters in this story as I did to Frazier's, but the story is tight, the landscape is its own character, and I enjoyed the last line!
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Susan Hi, Ms. S. I wonder if the feeling of being distant from the characters was intentional on the author's part. You know, how the main character was usually just called "the widow". I felt like I got closer to the characters after she arrived in the mining town. Thanks for your comments!


Ms. S........... Hi Susan, Yes I think you're right on the money when you say the distance might be might have been an effort to underscore 'wilderness' life versus 'city or town' life, and would be why you (and I) felt differently when she arrived in the mining town. I'm glad you liked the book, too. I think about this character every now and then, and found her quite interesting. Thanks for your comments, as well! -Ms. S.-

William H Blazer The best last line of any book I have read!

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