Customer Reviews for

The Last Crossing

Average Rating 3.5
( 12 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    Not Your Typical Western but a Classic Tale

    Guy Vanderhaeghe's The Last Crossing is one of the most beautiful, moving books I have read this year. The action centers around a series of inter-related quests - for a missing brother, for love, for revenge, and for reclaimed dignity. Each of the major & minor characters in the book is drawn with such precision and feeling that the action often seems foreordained or a by-product of their natures. The language and tone of the book recapture the feel of a stately turn-of-the century novel. The exposition is told from the perspectives of each of the characters in turn - a device that might seem to be confusing but in Vandehaeghe's hands is marvelously compelling and right. ----The main plot of the book centers around Englishmen Addington & Charles Gaunt seeking their lost brother on the northern plains in the late 19th century. Their entourage picks up various others on the way, each of whom is seeking their own release on the journey. The ending is a shocking, yet fitting, climax to these various strands. --- This book is beautifully written and packs a powerful punch. The book is not yet available in the States but is well worth seeking out from Canada.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 11, 2012

    excellent historical fiction. a great read. I highly recommend

    excellent historical fiction. a great read. I highly recommend it to all readers of fiction, historical or other wise.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2010

    Another lost Canadian

    Guy Vanderhaeghe is one more example of a hidden Canadian treasure. This highly evocative tale ended much too soon. This one goes on my short list of all-time favorites.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 15, 2010

    Snoozer...

    The entire beginning is written in three and four word sentences. Over and over. And over and over. So boring, I only lasted a few pages and tossed the book, so I don't know (or care) what the rest of it was like.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    Highly entertaining

    I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and their interaction with one another as told by this author. Unpredictable and compelling I looked forward to getting down to it and finding Simon. I read for entertainment and I was not disappointed. I particularly liked the characters speaking in first person, I felt I knew Lucy Stovell and understood her. What a woman!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1