I really enjoyed both! I think they did a pretty good job in the movie, but I loved the beautiful imagery that the author develops in the novel.Cold Mountain. About a quarter of the way through. Good so far. About a hundred songs could be lifted from the pages, as many paragraphs can stand on their own.
I want to read it before I watch the DVD
Ecclesiastes. At age 57, I’ve made a commitment to read the Bible cover to cover. Having repeatedly slogged through the first few books of “begat-ing”, I began the summer with Deutoronomy. Thus far, Esther was the book I most enjoyed. She was a true heroine, courageous, cunning and righteous.
My inspiration was an exchange between archaeologists in James Michener’s historical novel “The Source”. During a late night 1960’s conversation while encamped at the fictional Tell Makor, an Israeli archaeologist challenges his friend and co-worker, an Irish Catholic archaeologist, that, to gain a genuine understanding of Judaism, he should read the Book of Deuteronomy five times.
Though I don’t claim to have acquired sudden expertise in that manner, the late, great Mr. Michener knew a thing or two about the Bible, the Torah, the Talmud and the Quran. In a different novel, “Centennial”, he also shared extensive knowledge of the Book of Mormon.
bbkobabe- I should have picked up on the fact that "lots of dirty bits" would be Song of Solomon. Certainly a stark departure from the war, slavery, patience, bloodshed, suffering and redemption of the preceding books. I chose to read on through the 1st chapter of Isaiah in an unsuccessful effort to get the grapes off my mind. Not surprised that I've never heard any reference to SOS during a Baptist sermon.Will do. Thanks for the guidance.
Depending on whose definition you use, I'm already a senior citizen or will be one in a few years which is kind of a jarring realization.The elderly but, other that a few "salty passages", it wouldn't hurt the High School Seniors either.