Posted by MMMMarcia on November 07, 1999 at 10:10:14:
In Reply to: Re: Ol' Chatty Natty posted by Dana S. on November 06, 1999 at 09:02:36:
: : Dana writes:
: : : While reading Deerslayer, I can't help but think about all of these shows. The same with reading LOTM. So many scenes Cooper descibes, I have seen in one show or another. If I didn't know any better, I would think Cooper had watched all these shows right along with us.
: : : My "romantic self" is smitten with Natty B. What a guy! No Hollywood Hero will ever come close...well, maybe Fess Parker's Dan'l.
: : So you like Ol' Chatty Natty, eh, Dana? Myself, I like the silent type, like Nathaniel Poe. Perhaps that's because I'm so dadgum chatty my OWN self! ;o)
: : MMMM
: There is a lot of interesting dialogue in Deerslayer, MMMMarcia. One gets to know what Hurry Harry and Natty think about the issues while also getting those wonderful word paintings of Glimmerglass. Hurry Harry sticks his foot in his mouth more than I do, however, he doesn't seem to notice. And, like Gayle mentioned earlier, the tours through the abodes of the Hutters...I didn't just FEEL like I was there, I WANTED to be there. All that information in just the first three chapter's, and it was completely painless!
I read The Deerslayer a few months ago, and enjoyed reading it. But I still don't see Natty as "my" hero. Too talky for me. What I loved most about the book are the descriptions of the land & lake. I could just see the Glimmerglass, and the wonderful abode in the center of it. I want to live in a house like that...except for I want mine to have hot & cold running water, electric lights, and a microwave! ;o)
I'm glad you are enjoying the book. Miss Gaylee must be in 7th Heaven! When you guys are ready to start LOTM, I'll start with you.
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