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Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Author: Jim Harrison
New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison was one of America?s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. The classic Legends of the Fall is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life. — The title novella, “Legends of the Fall?—which was made into the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780802126221
ISBN-10: 0802126227
Publication Date: 7/26/2016
Pages: 288
Edition: Reissue
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Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Taken as a whole, this set of three novellas is very masculine in style and heavy with revenge, but I really enjoyed it. Even when I found myself disgusted with one or more of the characters, I kept reading because I also found myself surprised and intrigued by what I was reading. If I were to rank the three novellas on how much I enjoyed them, I would list "Legends of the Fall" in first place, "Revenge" in second place, and "The Man Who Gave Up His Name" in third place.

I think one of the things that surprised me about this book was that I enjoyed it even though it isn't the kind of book or subject matter I normally read. Perhaps this diversion into something different helped make the stories stand out for me. Or perhaps it is because Harrison is such a unique and talented writer.

The novellas are better than their screen adaptations (Revenge and Legends of the Fall were both made into movies), but it's been so long since I've seen the two films that I'm tempted to watch them both again.
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