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message 1: by Amalia (new)

Amalia Gavea Stunning review, Chrissie! Every detail you mention is exactly the reason this book has remained so close to my heart over all these years.

On a side note, I am on of those who loved the inclusion of The Custom House. I remember the voices of woe when we studied ''The Scarlet Letter'' (and ''The Custom House'' ) in university. All the complaints about its length and how it was irrelevant to the main novel...


message 2: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie It is a true classic and I was annoyed that the introduction was missing. We are in total agreement.


message 3: by Kandice (new)

Kandice I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


message 4: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Kandice wrote: "I'm so glad you enjoyed it!"

Very good book. The prose impressed me and I found its message totally relevant still today.


message 5: by Petra (new)

Petra Great review, Chrissie. I loved this book, too. The prose was convoluted, at times, but swept me into the story. I found the story very touching, as well.


message 6: by Chrissie (last edited Apr 17, 2018 08:39PM) (new)

Chrissie Petra wrote: "Great review, Chrissie. I loved this book, too. The prose was convoluted, at times, but swept me into the story. I found the story very touching, as well."

That it is touching is because I think readers of today can relate to how individuals treat one another ......still today. This has not changed; Hawthorne captures human behavior well. On top of that there are many beautiful lines.


message 7: by Carmen (new)

Carmen Great review. I laughed about your comment on fourteen-year-olds and having opinions!


message 8: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie It is true regardless of one's age! Thanks, Carmen.


message 9: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Very good review, Chrissie. I should reread it too! I appreciate your critiques on audiobooks, but I continue to prefer actually reading books.


message 10: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie You know I am sure that I do audiobooks only because I have poor vision. Occasionally they do add to one's appreciation of the book. Since I am listening, I figure I should mention to others the quality of the performance.


message 11: by Barbara (new)

Barbara I appreciate this for others, Chrissie. I know several people who listen for pleasure, not just those with vision problems!


message 12: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Yes, many do nowadayws.


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