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The Last of the Mohicans

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful

I read a chapter, and almost put it back on the shelf. But if you can make past the first two chapters, you won't be disappointed. After the slow beginning, the pace never slackens, and the characters and plot are engaging and lively.

posted by Anonymous on June 14, 2006

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I almost don't know what to make of this story. At times I hate

I almost don't know what to make of this story. At times I hated it but then there are other sections that I really loved. I enjoyed the character of Cora Munro and wish she said and did more in the book. I thought Cooper used way too much description when writing hi...
I almost don't know what to make of this story. At times I hated it but then there are other sections that I really loved. I enjoyed the character of Cora Munro and wish she said and did more in the book. I thought Cooper used way too much description when writing his scenes, and it distracted from the storyline. There are a lot of sections where he could have said the same thing in about half the time. The verbal assault he puts the reader through is annoying and it takes away from the actual plot. After reading the book I decided to watch the 1992 movie version, which surprisingly I enjoyed much more than the book. The movie isn't anything like the book, it has the same characters and the same overall plot, but other than that the movie has a totally different tone than the book did, and I think that's what appealed to my 21st Century brain. I'd recommend only if you want to broaden your knowledge of early American novelists and see just where American literature came from. If you're looking for pure entertainment, just watch the movie with Daniel Day Lewis.

posted by jenmurph21 on April 13, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Abridged and overly translated for children

    I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't check if it was simplified first. This probably would be great for kids but I lost my paperback copy and having names like le subtil translated to sly fox in this version seems hokey.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    The movie is better

    This is a book that unfortunately shows its age. If you've seen the movie - stick to the movie. This is one of those cases where the movie is actually better than the book. Magwa is sympathetic in the movie (who wouldn't be pissed if their wife and kids were murdered?) but in the book his impetus for massive vengeance feels comparatively petty.

    The ending also shows this book's age.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2002

    Last of the Mohicans; a challenge for the young mind

    I'm a junior in high school and recently read lotm for an advanced english 3 class. I found it some what wordy and very drawn out. Some where buried underneath a mound of words that I struggled to understand was an interesting and historical plot. I really liked the plot and time setting, but I don't think Cooper's style of writing was intended for my generation. I would definately mention the reading of this book to an adult who appreciates american classics, but I wouldn't even admitt reading it to a younger person.

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