One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.
Thought the author did a very good job narrating this Book.
The Book to me is better than the Movie, in the Book the characters are much tougher and the main character is really tough,dont mess with him.
A lot more characters and is much expanded when comparing it to the Movie, which was very good in itself.
The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River.
I like any of his books, so factual and well written....Story flows well and tells history in a novel format that keeps you listening.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful