I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys literary fiction. Stegner's language is vivid, startling, and inspiring. His story of a woman's experience in the American West as the nation changed from 1860s to 1890s is riveting. It's not the West of cowboys and Indians, but the scarcely frontier where mining corporations are trying to stake a claim. His commentary on life in the 1970s is also intriguing. Excellent work.
Stegner's language is the work of a master writer and storyteller.
Bramhall's reading is the one problem I have with the story. He has to do a number of voices as well as narrate and his narrator voice is spot-on. It captures the character well. His female voices are disappointing and especially for Susan, the main character. His vocal interpretation suggests a weak, overly feminine, and submissive woman, while she is far from that. I would have preferred a stronger, less caricatured portray.
I wouldn't suggest it; it's long! But I definitely wanted to know what would happen next.
This is a book that requires concentration. Pinker's discussion is highly technical, but very interesting.
Clear, articulate voice.
Prof. Drout has a very engaging style and makes any subject he talks about easy to understand and enjoyable.
Wonderful supplementary material for English students or anyone who wants to understand language.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to get the most out of Shakespeare. The commentary and its historical notes and explanatory comments open up the text to everyone. Particularly recommended for students who need to read Shakespeare.
No. Best to take it by chunks to digest the acts/scenes.
Wish there were more Shakespeare plays in this series.
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