The reader of this book talked so fast and in such a monotone that I found it extremely difficult to follow the text. One thing just sort of bled into another. I love early American history and was looking forward to a more detailed look at our earliest years as a new country. It's a shame, I really wanted to like this book. It was difficult for me to get anything much out of it.
yes - after a time. i'm sure that there is a lot that i missed. Am i the only "reader" that "tunes out" sometimes?
Harold's pilgramage process. I liked the way that both he and his wife remembered times past and reconsidered the possibilities that their memories were not the "only truth"
loved his British accent.
I';ve recommended this book to many friends.
I enjoyed the majority of this book. It was such an interesting perspective on the Viet Nam War. I lost many friends and a fiance over there and am finally able to read about the experience that these (mostly) men may have experienced. I recognize that this is a novel, but from what I've heard, it runs pretty close to some of the truths of that place and time.
While some of this book were interesting, it is clear that this gentleman is so full of himself that he can only put any and all experiences in a totally positive light. Much of the book felt like he was just bragging.
Interesting premise. I tend to enjoy historical novels - I try to immerse myself into the era portrayed. This was a simple task with this book. I followed this book immediately with Alex Haley's Roots. I was intrigued by the relatively short difference in time frame - thinking about Scotland in the mid-1700's and America in the later 1700's. Good stuff.
I'd thought that I'd read, somewhere, that Stephen King recommended this book. I just did not enjoy it. It seemed to me that the plot kept skipping around and, sometimes, it took me a while to figure out where the story was going. There were some good characters, hence the 2 stars. I'm sorry that I spent my credit on this book.
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