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Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
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it was amazing

A solid four and a half stars, rounded up for the unique voice Charles Frazier achieves in crafting Will Cooper, an entirely believable character made up of a pastiche of real people, real events, real places and mountain myths.

Yes, it's a long book, a rambling tale that takes too long to tell and could easily lose 100 pages of Will Cooper riding aimlessly around in the wilderness. But that's part of its charm; few actual lives have a consistent story arc. I was happy listening to Will tell, in precise and archaic language, the events of his remarkable life. I learned about the things people once did--selling a brother's child as a bound boy--and believed, and thinking about whether we've made progress.

Four stars--five for history buffs, counting myself among them.
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Reading Progress

August 28, 2016 – Started Reading
August 28, 2016 – Shelved
August 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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