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Traveling with Charles Frazier

Posted January 3, 2007

Have you read Charles Frazier's new book? If so, what did you think of it? Thirteen Moons was a Christmas gift for me. I'm about half way through the more than 400 page19th century frontier epic based in the NC mountains. I love Frazier's prose. I grew up in a town of storytellers and Frazier fits in perfectly with my vision of a marvelous tale teller. I love the romance of journeys and Frazier is the master of journey writing especially across a landscape that is near and dear to my heart. Not everyone agrees. The Washington Post calls Frazier's latest book long-winded, corny and boring. Sections of the book drag on a bit but it's easy to hopscotch over the detail and get back to the heart of the evolving plot.. I don't know yet if I like Thirteen Moons as much as Frazier's blockbuster Cold Mountain but I relish my travels with Charles Frazier. He makes me feel like I am back in Morganton listening to Sam Ervin spin a yarn about life before the Civil War in the rough and rugged terrain of western North Carolina. Have you read Charles Frazier's new book? If so, what did you think of it? Thirteen Moons was a Christmas gift for me. I'm about half way through the more than 400 page19th century frontier epic based in the NC mountains. I love Frazier's prose. I grew up in a town of storytellers and Frazier fits in perfectly with my vision of a marvelous tale teller. I love the romance of journeys and Frazier is the master of journey writing especially across a landscape that is near and dear to my heart. Not everyone agrees. The Washington Post calls Frazier's latest book long-winded, corny and boring. Sections of the book drag on a bit but it's easy to hopscotch over the detail and get back to the heart of the evolving plot.. I don't know yet if I like Thirteen Moons as much as Frazier's blockbuster Cold Mountain but I relish my travels with Charles Frazier. He makes me feel like I am back in Morganton listening to Sam Ervin spin a yarn about life before the Civil War in the rough and rugged terrain of western North Carolina.
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