Posted by Gayle on November 07, 1999 at 16:32:26:
In Reply to: Re: Ol' Chatty Natty posted by Chris on November 07, 1999 at 15:17:26:
: : Hi, Dana!
: : 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)
: Hi Marcia,
: I was glad to hear you say that what caught your attention in the book was more the scenery than the characters. I was totally drawn into the place, but found myself having a hard time feeling much at all for the characters. The area described is near where I spent a lot of my childhood, and the descriptions just yanked me right back in time. No, not quite the early 1700s. I'm not *that* old yet. I think that was what first appealed to me about the movie too. NC did a good enough job of portraying NY that it took me back to my childhood fantasies- dashing heroes saving damsals in distress, etc.
: Back to the book... BTW how many chapters were we supposed to read?
Chris, Marcia, Dana and All Who Are Interested in The Deerslayer -
I had just logged back in to ask the same question about how far to read for the next session. This time we did 3 chapters (although that was a little flexible, obviously).
What does everybody think about shooting for the point where Deerslayer earns his new sobriquet of Hawkeye? By the way, what is the next official time? November 20? And I assume we can continue to add to the thread as comments and questions come up, although it's time for the "Indian Killer" readers come forward.
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