Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

Book - 1997
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Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780871136794
0871136791
Branch Call Number: Fiction/FRA Aa
Characteristics: 356 p. : map on endpapers

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Anita_Dickey
Oct 31, 2018

I read this book to fulfil the goal read a best seller from the year you finished high school (1997) i really enjoyed it descriptive sentinces. it was a book that made you picture the sence. it is full of vivid detail. spoiler alert: the ending made me cry, but still it was one of the best books i've read in a long time. it does start off a bit slow, but have patience. it is a great work of fiction.

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vv19
Aug 03, 2017

A masterpiece of words. There were unexpected twists and turns throughout the story and I was shocked about what happens to one of the main characters. This book could stand the test of time and still be a jewel among other literary works.

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red_alligator_2979
Nov 12, 2016

Good novel overall. It is a good book but it is more for teens+. If you want a book about adventure and surviving, this is a good one.

PimaLib_LisaW May 07, 2015

One of my all time favorite reads. A simplistic love story complicated by a grim and devastating war. The haunting prose and vivid imagery require readers to have a passionate patience to see the story to the end.

WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

During the Civil War, a soldier deserts the front, hoping to find his way back through Cold Mountain to his love. Their reunion turns out to be very bitter sweet. One of the best works of fiction I’ve read in a long time.

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jdatwell
Sep 05, 2012

dry beyond belief. i could not keep my eyes open, it was monotone i couldn't get how this became a movie.

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tsol1234
Aug 20, 2012

Great novel. It wasn't until after the introduction of Ruby's character that I enjoyed picking up the book. I found Ada's character to be irritating, that is until midway through her story.

I was pleasantly surprised by this novel, and would recommend it to others with a bit of advice: have patience!

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lesarahe
Feb 28, 2012

@bdetty - I also hated this book. Couldn't stand it actually and somehow ended up with two copies. You're not alone!

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blolo
Feb 27, 2012

I recognize that this book is "literature" and well written in many regards, but I hated it. I'll admit, I feel like not liking this book makes me seem like a "dumb" reader, since pretty much all "serious readers" love this book... but I can't fake it - I didn't enjoy one page of it and it took me FOREVER to finish because I never wanted to pick it up. I shouldn't have bothered.

One of the things that I hated is that the main plot is interrupted with a million little "side stories" - side stories from characters that the main characters meet or "flashbacks" from the main characters. This really distracted me and prevented me from "getting into" the story.

I also hated the style of the writing. It was cold and stark and bleak. I know this is what the author was going for, but it prevented me from developing any connection with any characters.

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GrumpyDave
Dec 11, 2010

1997 National Book Award - Fiction

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Anita_Dickey
Oct 30, 2018

"She was so tired her legs felt burnt out from under her, but she believed she could get through this if she did one thing at a time and thought of the remaining things left to be done as sequential, not cumulative."

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