Monday, August 17, 2009

Cold Mountain

Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Pages: 449

Basic Rating: 5/5
Story: 4/5. 1/2
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 3/5.1/2

Well this is my first Charles Frazier and Civil war book, and being my first it was very good in my opinion of things. It has made its way to be one of my favorites. The style in writing was one point that i really loved and appreciate, it described the detail in nature and the characters surroundings. Charles F. really put a lot of work in this book and researched so much to make it. It talks a lot on the view of people during the war and how it effects everyone, it shows a deal of story's of Cherokee Indians which were cool, and i loved how he described animals especially birds. I found the story line to be creative, and yet again i loved how it was not being told after the adventure of things of years past, and how every other chapter we rotate between the main characters Ada and Inman. The characters were so very good, and even the little ones that have a shorter time in the story were described so amazingly well. They were not just the background but we began to feel for them. Ada is one favorite book character, she is not headstrong but willing to learn other things, and she is both smart and strong. Inman was also a favorite with me, he was a good man but with a bad four years behind him, he did many good things during his journey home even if they were although in some ways a sin. Ruby was an amazing character also, funny and a strong girl with a interesting past.

At first i was a little worried about the length, but once i got into it i didn't want it to end and i am so glad that i read it.

Plot: Inman a young man and Confederate soldier, who fought many a year in the bloody Civil War of north vs. south, decides to make his way home to Cold Mountain. He was badly wounded in the fight at Petersburg and is badly troubled with a mind changed by the war. Back home Ada a young woman that he loves, is waiting for him, knowing that it has been years and he might not come back alive. For Inman the journey home is a struggle, long hours of walking and almost always being hungry, Inman meets many people both friendly and dangerous. At the same time but in a different situation, Ada is struggling to keep her fathers farm in order with no knowledge to how it is suppose to be done. No matter where they go the war and its battle is always right behind them.

Sign sincerely Bostan~

What Book is it??? #10

I wonder if you can guess this quote: beginning or ending paragraph from a book. Suggest the book and author.
Clues- Writer was a woman that used a male name for her work to be published under, so that she would be taken seriously. She was born in 1819, England, and her real middle name was Ann.
"Men can do nothing without the make-believe of a beginning. Even
science, the strict measurer, is obliged to start with a make-believe
unit, and must fix on a point in the stars' unceasing journey when his
sidereal clock shall pretend that time is at Nought. His less accurate
grandmother Poetry has always been understood to start in the middle;
but on reflection it appears that her proceeding is not very different
from his; since Science, too, reckons backward as well as forward,
divides his unit into billions, and with his clock-finger at Nought
really sets off _in medias res_. No retrospect will take us to
the true beginning; and whether our prologue be in heaven or on earth,
it is but a fraction of that all-presupposing fact with which our
story sets out."
Any Suggestions???

Yet To Read: Sovay

Yet To Read: Is about a book that i haven't read before, but i want to. And most Plot descriptions are from

Title: Sovay
Author: Celia Rees
Pages: 416
Young Adult

Plot: It is 1794, and the revolution in France is threatening to spill across the channel into England, where Sovay, the beautiful 17 year old daughter of a gentleman, turns to holding up carriages while in disguise to break boredom. Spies around, and rumours of sedition can quickly lead to disappearances. So when Sovay lifts the wallet of one of England's most powerful and dangerous men, its not just her own identity to hide, but that of her fathers.

Poll Results For Favorite Sci-Fi Shows~

Finally the results came in, and it was a good fight i think although there is a tie and a show that got no votes, but it went well.

Doctor Who wins! Favorite show on this poll, it though comes just above both Smallville and Torchwood.

Smallville Tie with

Torchwood with 3 votes

Lost comes in forth place with a vote less than the two tie-ees

And i was surprised that Stargate Atlantis got no votes. I don't watch the show but i thought it would get voted by someone.