Posted by Dana S. on October 27, 1999 at 16:21:37:
In Reply to: Re: Cooper Club posted by Gayle on October 27, 1999 at 14:37:47:
: : : : : Is anyone else ready to start on a Cooper Book? Should we start with LOTM or another of The Leatherstocking Tales? Should we "volunteer" a discussion leader?
: : : : : I have my dictionary. I'm ready.
: : : : : Dana
: : : : Dana,
: : : : I'm ready whenever anyone else is. Suggestion: start with "The Deerslayer" so we can meet Hawkeye when he started on his first warpath. Then it is an interesting contrast to look at his personality 15 years later in "The Last of the Mohicans", or 17 years later in his one and only love affair in "The Pathfinder". He changes radically as a person as the books progress. This would also give us a chance to meet Chingachgook and Hist O Hist before Uncas was born.
: : : : Gayle
: : :
: : : I'm so glad you suggested that particular order, Gayle! I wasn't sure I could put Hawkeye's life in order going backwards. Sounds like a plan to me. Anybody else?
: : : Dana
: : That order sounds great to me! I'll be ready to start anytime -- after a trip to Barnes & Noble, that is!
: : Jenifer
: Just let us know as soon as you have the book. Actually, your local library might be quicker until the ordered book gets to you.
: So how are we going to organize this literary marathon? On the Board as a thread - in a Chat Room - by chapters - general impressions and discussion - leading questions - ????
I liked the chapter/mo. and posting on the board as a thread. Not sure about the content of the discussion. Maybe you could start us reading with a question...something to think about as were reading.
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