Reviews by Carl Heerwagen

The Portrait of a Lady, vol 1

by Henry James

ZZZZZZZ. A very boring book with no remarkable action either emotional or physical. It reminds me of a very boring American going through Europe movie from the 60s.

Reviewed on 2013.11.23

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving

Very interesting book but too short for my tastes. The cartoons leave much to be desired and the book has more detail on the character and his interactions with the people of Sleepy Hollow. The language for the period is hard to read.

Reviewed on 2013.08.12

The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper

This book was a blow by blow book of adventure. I really liked it. It is a great book. No movie does it justice. I recommend it to anyone

Reviewed on 2013.08.10

The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This book shows the cruelty of man especially to the handicapped. I feel sorry for Prince Mushkin. He didn't deserve any of the things that happened to him. And all the others expecting him to know everything in etiquette when he's been in Switzerland all his life in a hospital? I suggest that people need to read this book and look in their heart to see if they identify with all the people that dealt with Prince Mushkin. I'm pretty sure they will.

Reviewed on 2013.07.12

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