I enjoy the parts of the story with action; fighting, escaping from jail, etc.
I like the way that it takes a person from Youth to Adulthood, and shows their trials and tribulations.
John Curless has an interesting and expressive voice.
There are a few sections with long descriptions of historical events that can get a bit boring- but other than that I really enjoyed the book.
The performance was well done. But it seemed like L'Amour wanted to tell every historical fact he knew about those days to the detriment of the story line. It just made the book very boring in many spots. I normally love his books, but this one just didn't work for me.
I don't believe this one was done as well as Sackett's Land and The Far Blue Mountains, but still well done.
a coherent story line, without the constant history lesson
of course i am a great fan of his work.
Interested in historical fiction, intriguing characters and foreign cultures.
My cousin recommended L'Amour to me so I really wanted to like this. But it's like L'Amour made a movie of it first and frantically wrote down what was happening as it was playing. Too fast paced to have any imagery. I often had to rewind to catch up with what was happening. Thumbs down. Did not finish.