Cold Mountain


Cold_mountain_novel_coverTitle: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Finished: June 20, 2009
Pages: 356
Published: 1997

Made into a movie starting Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and Jude Law, Cold Mountain is the story of Inman, a wounded soldier who deserts the Confederate army during war with intent to return to cold mountain and find the love of his life, Ada. It also tells the story of Ada and her struggle in life, trying to survive with no means, as she befriends Ruby (Zellweger), who helps Ada learn to live on her own.

Having seen the movie when it was first released, I wasn’t fully remembering what happened when I started reading the book. I don’t believe Frazier’s style is my favorite. I’m unaccustomed to dialogue mixed in without the use of quotations. Once I finished the book I found I enjoyed it a little more than I started out, but I’m sad that I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I really wanted to.

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11 responses to “Cold Mountain

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  9. Dialogue without quotation seems messy to me, like there’s no effort put in.

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