Claire Pullen Pullen itibaren Gherman, Romanya
** spoiler alert ** Read this in college as part of the curriculum in my "History of the American West" class. A realistic account of life in the Wild West with the good, the bad, & the ugly. Sadly, no real love story with a happily-ever-after ending. I do like the the bonds of friendship between Augustus & Woodrow was, for me, the most compelling aspect of the novel. I found Lorena to be the real "tragic heroine" of the story - a little irritating, though, that she seemed to insist on being unhappy, even after her rescue. Those looking for the real romanticized characteristics of the Wild West - shoot-outs, cattle drives, Indian fights - won't be disappointed.
2.5 stars? still not sure about this series. i like the magic, the characters are interesting but sometimes too sterotypical/expected... like their roles are very structured despite their personalities distinct. also this was unexpectedly gory, though in context and not extraneous, so in that case, the writing was quite effective in bringing me to new viewpoints and considering the blurry ground between 'good' and 'evil'... will keep reading for now and see how the writing and characters evolve. can't quite put my finger on what is off about the portrayal of Dresden... or if it is just that the flow can be wooden at times... hmm...
This volume includes the majority of one of my favorite story arcs: The Brood! It also has the major introduction of the Morlocks and Rogue as a member of the X-men. The more I read of Marvel's past history the more I see that Chris Claremont had as big a positive affect on the characters and the universe as Stan Lee did. So many much character development that I adore happened under his pen... Magneto's Jewish heritage, Kitty Pryde, Scott's new wife.