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Posted January 24, 2012
I am at a loss for word when it comes to this book. All I can say is that it is probably the best book I have read in the past year. Truly truly wonderful writing. Everything a person could ever want in a story was infused into this story. Read it, it will become one of your new favorites.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 24, 2011
Fiddler's Green by A. S. Peterson is the second in a two book series, the first being Fiddler's Gun. I enjoyed the book. It's rare when I start underlining quotes in a fiction book, but there I was, grabbing a pencil, to underline words spoken by the character, Jeannot Botolph. For instance, in this passage - Fin felt her jaw tighten and had to force herself to relax. "I don't need your help." "So you have said." Jeannot touched the welt under his eye. "But not all who need help cry out." I need to remember that some of the people who need help the most are those who push us away. I also know that those times I need help the most are when I get the prickliest or build the biggest walls around myself. Jeannot sees beyond the words to the real needs of a person. What a gift! Another passage I underlined- As she spoke, Jeannot's smile faded until he was somber. "I refuse because I fear for you. Though you are strong, you are filled with anger. You are reckless, and the fight you seek is vengeance." Fin tried to interrupt, but he held up his hand and pressed on. "I have seen men lost to the blindness of revenge and I would keep you from that. Learn to seek justice. Justice does not serve one's self, but others. Learn that, and then," Jeannot reached out and took her shoulders in his hands, "then you will be ready to fight." Reading this shortly after we saw Americans celebrating in the streets at the death of one evil man, I had to question whether we understand the difference between vengeance and justice. There is a distinction. I hope it was justice. All in all, I enjoyed Fiddler's Green and in fact, the whole two volume set of Fin's Revolution. Set in the Revolutionary War, it's a swashbuckling adventure full of unforgettable characters. Good job, A. S. Peterson!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2010
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