if you haven't read this classic, you're missing out! I love the character Hawk-Eye...his story is wonderful to read. -Mirah W.
The classic by James Fenimore Cooper...a classic portrait of the man of moral courage who severs all connections with a society whose values he can no longer accept.
Good story but typical of Cooper writings, long winded and often difficult to follow his intent.
Potrait of American frontier and friendship of two men of this era.. I was not able to get into this book.
A historical fiction masterpiece.
The voice on this audio book drove me crazy. I love audio books but this one made me feel like I was listening to a newscaster or an info-mercial. His voice changed pitch in a very annoying way within each sentence. So much so that I couldn't understand what he was saying because my brain was confused by the purpose of the pitch. I couldn't get beyond the first CD and returned it to the library.
"...unforgettable portrait of fierce individualism and moral courage, set against the bloody French and Indian War."
I didn't finish this book... i had high hopes, but the language difference just made it to hard for me to follow.
Book enjoyable, well written.
This 1962 edition of the 1850 classic includes the authors original introduction. Hawk-eye dislikes society and heads into the wilderness as a frontier scout. He befriends MOhican Chingachgook and together they survive encounters with deception, brutality, the death of loved ones. This is a renowned study into friendship between two very different people.
I loved the book. Once you get past the nineteenth century prose, it's really a great story. It's a story of adventure and friendship, loyalty and revenge, of newly made bonds and loss.
This book is a hard read and quite frankly I'm shocked that it took me just under a week to get through it. The language--the prose is not for everyone. But I can see why this book has remained a favorite classic for well over a hundred years. I'm looking forward to tackling the rest of the Leatherstocking Tales...at a later date.
For those who are fans of the Michael Mann movie version of this story(of which I am one), this book is nothing like the film. Though it will always be on my top ten list of favorite movies, having read the book, I'm a bit perturbed at the changes Mann and the script writers made to the story. Clearly we all know the book is always better than the movie, and that some things must be omitted due to the timing and flow of a film. However, there were some changes that I think were unnecessary and I would like to have seen them on film. They really downplayed Chingachgook and Uncas' roles in the adventure, their relationship with each other and Hawkeye, and their status among the Indian people. Also they downplayed Duncan who wasn't really a douche in the novel as he was in the film. The love interests were portrayed all wrong, and frankly the movie was more of a love story than that of an adventure. Whereas the novel was more adventure and only vague mentions of romance. I've never seen any of the other versions of the film and have to wonder if they were more true to the novel. I suppose I mentioned this to warn anyone against reading this hoping it'll be a more fleshed-out version of the film. While the overall story basically remains the same, the journey, battles, rescues and some deaths are completely different.
But to those who are lovers over books, classics, or true stories of adventure and virtue, this is a must-read!
James Fenimore Cooper\'s romantic adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French-Indian War vividly to life. The most popular of Cooper\'s Leatherstocking Tales, The Last of the Mohicans portrays the inevitable conflict of opposed cultures and stands as a testament to the ways in which this struggle has been mythologized. Featuring the well-loved noble woodsman Natty Bumppo, or \"Hawk-eye,\" Cooper\'s novel is a memorable depiction of courage and passion, and a precursor to the Western genre.
Loved it better than the movie and I love the movie!
This was a facinating book. I was very much drawn into it and like it much more than the movie. I love the historical value of the book, and appreciate that the book was written shortly after the French and Indian war. Of course it is fiction, but it is interesting getting the author's perspective of times and events at that time.