Posted by Gayle on August 31, 1998 at 07:10:41:
In Reply to: A Lone Dissenting Voice In The Wilderness posted by Elaine on August 28, 1998 at 16:37:09:
: Thanks, Gayle ...
: Howsever, I must protest this Harlotquin version of LOTM! Never!!!!!!
: I guess I just feel like being adverserial today, but ... a rare book it is that is written by a different author than the original yet manages to maintain the characterizations, quirks, style, etc. of the original creator's *people*...
: Generally, such things are disappointing and pitiful. BUT ... if there are some who need the Dan the Man-loin clothed-action figure heroes and the heaving bosom heroines, then this may prove meritorious on that score.
: No offense to Sara Donati ... it may very well be a great tale. Though I've heard of other reviews that found it too much imitation flavored. Just wanted to have my lone voice in the wilderness heard, howsever so meekly.
As you probably suppose, with my rabid hatred for faux spin-offs, I agree with you totally. I posted the CNN review simply because there had been mention of the book on the Board, and it might have appeal to some folks. Or some might read the review and decide to forego the exorbitant price of buying it. Everybody has his/her own tastes. I do think it is worth noting that there seems to be a whole new public interest in the works of Cooper - movies, books, reviews, the uncountable people who have passed through this website, etc since LOTM came out. Suddenly James Fenimore Cooper is the author to know!
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