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The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper
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Feb 20, 12

Read in February, 2012

What to say? I mean other than UGH! So I read the first 2 books in this series (the Leather Stocking series). After the first: The Deerslayer, I didn't have much hope but dutifully (with the promise I made to myself of reading all my mother's books in her "library") read: The Last of the Mohicans. I had much more hope.I liked it and wasn't much bothered by Cooper's repetitive and I do mean RE-PETITIVE arguments and deep thinking hangups. Now I have to say...I'm not sure I can keep the promise I made, I mean this book OH MY GRIEF SAKE, i had no idea what repetitive arguments were and deep thinking hangups were until now. The word of the book would be : "Gifts". I think I hate that word now. I think though Cooper was trying to make Pathfinder a deep thinker in his simplistic man of the forest ways, I have to wonder if Cooper had these same issues and couldn't get them out of his mind! Gifts being talents and or traits, perhaps characteristics...or all the same. I just got so sick of it. For all the talk of "speaking plainly" it wasn't done very well at all. It took me forEVER to read this book and that would basically be because it was exhausting and boring going over the same things over and over and over again. The story itself would probably have been maybe half this already not so huge book. I didn't even mind the story itself, just so much analyzing in between. It finally gets good and then, and then...and then it ends in such a way as to aggravate me even more. So disappointed, so so disappointed. Sigh...seriously I don't know if I can even go on with the last 2 books...which apparently were written first. (a great concern for me)

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Andy wow... You make it sound so appealing. Luckily, I have a buncha other books in the queue before I need to tackle this. I'll be watching to see what you have to say about the last ones.

Robin You know you could feel completely differernt about the books. i know it was a style of the times...unfortunately i get easily irritated with. i like his story lines, it's just for a bother with all the stuff inbetween. when i muster up the courage to go on to the next book (keeping fingers crossed i'll like it better), i'll let ya know. Till then happy reading. :-)

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