This book starts slow, and I found it hard to get into, but I couldn't put it down for the second half.
It's good to know that this picks up in the 2nd half, because I have to agree that it's very hard to get into. I can't read more than 2 or 3 pages without falling asleep and that never happens!
I had to read The last of the Mohicans for summer reading for school, and I was suprised that only one other person in my class read it. Everyone else thought that the language was too difficult. I agree that it was challenging but I thought it was eloquent. An awesome read.
I dredged through this book. At times it picks up, but by & large I give it 2 thumbs down.
Don't know why you didn't like this book, of course everybody has their own taste of stuff, but this book most aptly romanticizes the raw adventure and chivalry among the American Indians in that period of history... In fact, the speech at the end of the book which say at the end "I have lived to see the last warrior of the wise race of the Mohicans"; and from where comes the book's name. Inspiring. Truly. By the way, I am impressed by your book-shelf... considering you are a late bloomer... Am new to Shelfari... So will take sometime to upload my full collection.
My sentiments, too - It has some good little sections where I start to get interested, but it is terribly spotty and really doesn't come together.
never saw the movie, never had to read the book, but found it on my own as a young teenager and loved it, not so sure i would today, my sensibilities have changed so much....
I really like this book. I didn't have a problem with the language or the flow of the speech, but for me it was enthralling and captivating. I also like that it is like Historical Fiction with real places and people wrapped up in the story. I also wasn't forced to read it, I wanted to, so that might have made a difference in how I recieved it.
I love the speech! I think it's so cool sounding how they phrase their arguments and requests, etc. I get into that, but it was also hard for me to follow. I read at night so I'm tired and don't always catch nuances . . . I missed a lot . . .
Even though I enjoyed, as previously stated, as a child, I enjoyed Twains comments even more:
Mark Twain is a renowned wit, and that is a total hatchet job!
I only made it into the fifteenth chapter of the book. I just found it so annoying how wordy and long-winded it is. It could hardly be taken seriously. I didn't want to waste my time anymore reading a book I wasn't enjoying, so I quit.
while i enjoe4d it many years ago, i think if you give any book 15 chapters and it hasnt lit a spark inside you, it is reasonable to put it aside.
I agree about the old world language and archaic sentence structures. It was like reading the preamble to the constitution! I gave up on the big-people version and went and bought the Children's Classics version at Walmart! They make New English Versions of the bible, they should do the same with some of these old literary classics which were also written in the language of King James!
yes marc total hatchet, infact the 2nd, 3rd and 4th hatchets split the first:)