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In the Fall

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Oh My Gosh!

I am an avid reader; the more I read the pickier I get. This is by far one of the most intelligent, well crafted, poetic, and meaningful books I have ever read. This book is filled with passion and a keen insight into the lives of three individuals that span...
I am an avid reader; the more I read the pickier I get. This is by far one of the most intelligent, well crafted, poetic, and meaningful books I have ever read. This book is filled with passion and a keen insight into the lives of three individuals that span three generations beginning with slavery of the civil war. Run, don't walk to your nearest book store and get this one!

posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2001

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A rich, detailed, passionate family epic, not for the faint of heart

Although I felt the writing to be unnecessarily detailed, particularly with regard to life on the farm, or the description of landscapes, at its heart I found the story to be captivating, intriguing, and compelling. Anyone who is interested in the Civil War time period,...
Although I felt the writing to be unnecessarily detailed, particularly with regard to life on the farm, or the description of landscapes, at its heart I found the story to be captivating, intriguing, and compelling. Anyone who is interested in the Civil War time period, Reconstruction, or the societal and generational impact of slavery on American culture would find this book a good read. The regular sexual interludes, while realistic in the animalistic, romantic and violent episodes didn't contribute much to the story for me, although I didn't find them gratuitous. There were also one too many cliches for my liking. This book likely could have been shortened by at least 10% and still provided the storyline its full impact.

posted by jmay on October 18, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    IN THE FALL

    VERY GOOD POST CIVIL WAR HISTORICAL NOVEL.
    ALTHOUGH EXTREAMLY WELL DETAILED IN GREAT LENGTH, IT LEAVES YOU WITH A GOOD SENCE OF WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THOSE
    DAYS. I HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED THIS BOOK AS A GOOD READ.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2004

    Good Multigenerational Saga

    I am an avid reader. After the first 100 pages, I began to be a little skeptical that I would find this novel an exceptional read. But suddenly, Jeffrey Lent pulled me into the story, and I flew through the remaining pages. Lent does a great job of describing everything in great detail from the landscape to the industry to the characters. I would recommend this book to those especially interested in historical novels/multigenerational sagas. If you can make it through the beginning, the remainder of the book will make you appreciate the story as a whole. Lent lends his writing skills to the humanity of the human race, our weaknesses and strengths. The last twenty pages were the most captivating that Lent explained how human nature leads us to treat people, whether it be because of gender, race, or religion. He delves into an area of the mind and soul that leaves you really contemplating your own reaction to the situation.

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