Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"The Deerslayer"

On my Kindle, I stopped reading at location 3177, just after a long chapter in which Cooper carefully described the opening and searching of Hutter's old chest. I found it interesting that the author took so much time to describe this relatively unexciting event -- and he did a fine job of it. I've always thought that one sign of a good writer is the ability to make the most commonplace events and scenes seem extraordinary -- and Cooper did that here.   

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